41 terms

All literary Devices

Vocabulary for RIT score of 181-190
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Advertise
words that try to persuade you to buy something or do something
almanac
A reference book with facts and lists
antonym
A word that means the opposite of another word
bibliography
A list of sources used to write a research paper
cause and effect
The reason something happens (cause) and what happens (effect).
characteristics
A feature or kind of person, place, or thing
classify
Group together based on similar traits
Conclusion
The end of the story
Conflict
A problem
definition
The meaning of a word.
describe
give a description of
encyclopedia
A book or set of books containing articles, usually in alphabetical order
fiction
A story that is not true or is made up
genre
A kind of book: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama
glossary
A place in the back of the book that tells the meaning of certain words in the book.
historical fiction
A fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up.
instructions
Directions for how to do something
invitation
Request to attend a special event or to celebrate an occasion.
legend
A story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
magazine
a publication that has essays, stories, reports, or poems by many writers. Often has photographs and drawings. About a particular topic, like hobbies, news, or sports.
manual
A book of directions
mood
Feeling the writer creates for the reader
moral
A lesson about right and wrong often stated at the conclusion of a story such as a fable.
multisyllabic
having more than one syllable
Order of events
Sequence of events or plot
Phrase
A group of words, not a complete sentence
Play
A story acted out on a stage
plot
Sequence of events in a story
poet
the author of a poem
poetry
A type of writing that expresses ideas, feelings, or tells a story. It may rhyme.
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told: first person, third person
predict
A guess of what is going to happen
reference book
a book of facts like an atlas,encyclopedia,dictionary
resource
A source used to support an author's thoughts
source
A person, book, document, website or record that provides information.
summarize
give the main point or idea in a few words
text
a book, passage, or writing
theme
A message about life or people that the writer shares with the reader.
thesaurus
A book of synonyms.
topic sentence
a sentence that states the main idea
Venn Diagram
A diagram that uses circles to compare ways things are the same and different.

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