ELA Final Exam '18
Terms in this set (29)
A comparison between two unlike things, using the words "like" or "as"
A comparison between two unlike things, by saying something IS something else (without using "like" or "as")
Giving human characteristics to non-human things
An extreme exaggeration used to emphasize an idea
An "expression" in which the words don't mean exactly what they have stated
(A SOUND DEVICE) Repeating the same consonant sound within a line or section
(A SOUND DEVICE) When a word sounds exactly like its meaning
(A WRITING TECHNIQUE) Repeating words or phrases to emphasize an idea
using words to create an image or an idea
words that mean exactly the way it is stated
the feeling a reader has while reading.
what creates mood?
an author's choice of setting, images, and events
the writer's attitude toward the topic, character, and/or audience
What creates tone?
sequence of events in a work of literature. The first event causes the second, the second causes the third and so on.
The part of the plot in which the reader is given important background information about the characters and setting.
The first event that sets the plot in motion and introduces the conflict
The problem or struggle between
Exists between a character and an outside force. For example: ◦ man versus man/ man vs. nature/ man vs. society
Exists within the mind of a character, such as when one has to make a difficult decision or is dealing with a personal problem. For example, man vs. self.
The series of events that begin to occur as soon as the conflict is introduced. These incidents add complications to the conflict
the turning point. The moment of greatest
The tension is decreasing. Loose ends are being tied up.
The conflict is being resolved.
The outcome of the events. The conflict and the climax have been fully resolved.
When writers use words that appeal to the 5 senses to create mental "pictures" for the reader.
point of view
the way the story is told. It can also mean the opinion or belief of a character.
first person point of view
usually narrated by the main character. Written in first person. Uses "I", "me", "we"
third person omniscient
the narrator has the ability to get into the heads, hearts and minds of all the characters.
message or lesson about life expressed in a work of literature