Vocab FINAL Review (ELA2)
Vocab included on FINAL exam
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visually descriptive or figurative language that makes word pictures appealing to the senses
the sequence of events in a story
author's use of clues or hints to prepare readers for something to happen later in the story
repetition of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words
use of a word that imitates or suggests the sound of what it describes
direct comparison of two seemingly unlike things
giving human characteristics to an object, idea or force of nature
central problem, tension, or struggle between two opposing forces in a story
central character around whom the main conflict revolves
direct comparison of two seemingly unlike things using "like" or "as"
a story's highest point of emotional tension, suspense, or interest
reference to a well-known character, place or situation from history or from music, art or another story
central message, insight, or "big idea" of a story
a person or force that opposes the central character of a story
time and place of the action of a story
a contrast between expectation and reality
a person who tells a story
point of view
the standpoint from which a story is told
a writer's choice of words
the methods a writer uses to reveal the personality of a character
writer makes explicit statements about a character or reveals that character's personality through the explicit words or thoughts of other characters in the story
writer reveals character's personality through character's words, thoughts, and actions
an interruption in the chronological order of a narrative to describe an event that happened earlier or in the past
the distinct use of language that conveys an author's personality to the reader and is determined by elements of style such as word choice and tone
the French word for resolution of a story
the outcome of a situation is the opposite of what is expected
audience or reader knows information that the characters do not
person says one thing and means another
an author's attitude toward his or her subject matter
the emotional effect a literary work has on the reader
words that take the place of a noun
words that show excitement or emotion but are unrelated to any other part of the sentence
words that connect other words, phrases, and clauses
words that provide more details about (describe or modify) verbs, adjectives and other adverbs
words that name people, places, or things
words that describe relationships between different nouns or pronouns in a phrase or that clarify the action of a verb
words that represent the action or state of being of the subject of a sentence
a group of words that begin with a preposition and end with a noun
words used to modify or describe nouns or pronouns
the three words used to refer to a specific or non-specific noun (generally not listed separately as one of the eight parts of speech; function similar to an adjective)
a verb that expresses being, sensing, feeling, or thinking
nouns that can be directly experienced with the senses
nouns that are intangible or can only be experienced through thoughts or feelings
a part of a sentence that has a verb and a subject but cannot stand on its own
a part of a sentence that has at least one verb (predicate) and one subject and contains a complete thought all by itself
when only one noun or pronoun (without any of its modifiers) performs the action of the predicate.
contains the simple subject and all the words that modify that noun or pronoun
The main verb or verb phrase in a sentence, which describes the action of the sentence's subject.
A sentence that is made up solely of one independent clause. (The independent clause may contain either a simple or compound subject, and either a simple or compound predicate.)
when more than one noun or pronoun performs the actions of the same predicate.
when the subject of a sentence performs the actions of more than one verb (or predicate).
when only one verb (without any of its modifiers) expresses the action of the subject of a sentence.
A sentence that contains at least two independent clauses and no dependent clauses.
A sentence that contains at least one independent clause AND at least one dependent clause.
groups of words (containing both a subject and a verb) that modify a noun or pronoun in a sentence and begin with a relative pronoun (such as "that," "which," "who," "whose," or "whom").
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