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9th Grade Vocabulary
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the repetition of the same consonant sounds at the beginning of words
is a reference to a well known person, place, event, work of literature
is a force working against the protagonist, or main character
word meaning the opposite of another word
repetition of vowel sounds
any representation of an individual being presented in a dramatic or narrative work
representation of a character or characters on the stage or in writing, revealing the character's personality
turning point at which the story's outcome is determined
struggle between opposing forces
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition
the process of pointing out differences between things
a rhymed pair of lines in a poem
a word's dictionary meaning
the words that characters speak
a writer's or speaker's word choice; part of the writer's style.
the audience is aware of something that the character or speaker is not
part of the work that introduces the characters, setting and basic situation; or introduction
is one in which a character struggles against some outside forces, such as another person, or some force in nature
is prose writing that tells us about imaginary characters and events. Example: short stories and novels
is writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally. Writers use figurative language to state ideas in vivid and imaginative ways
first-person point of view
is the period who is telling the story. The story is narrated by one character at a time.
is the author's use of clues at what might happen later in the story
is a division or type of literature. The 3 major genres include poetry, prose and drama.
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally
are words or images that appeal to one or more of the 5 sense. Ex: sight, smell, taste, touch or hearing.
takes place within the mind of a character. The characters struggles to make a decision, take action, or overcome a feeling.
Is the contradiction between what happens and what is expected. There are 3 main types of irony: situational, verbal, dramatic.
Is a figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else. Points out a similarity between 2 unlike things.
is the rhythmical pattern of a poem. This pattern is determined by the number of stresses, or beats, in each line.
is a story. It can be either fiction or nonfiction.
Is prose writing that presents and explains ideas or that tells about real people, places, objects or events.
omniscient point of view
is the technique or writing a narrative in the third person. The narrator knows the feelings and thoughts of every character in the story.
is the use of the words that imitate sounds. ex: crash, BOOM!, buzz.
is a type of figurative language in which a nonhuman object is given human characteristics
is the sequence of events in a story.
point of view
is the perspective, or vantage point, from which a story is told
is the main character in a literary work
outcome of the conflict
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words
is the time and place of the action
a figure of speech that uses like or as to make a comparison between two unlike ideas
when something happens that directly contradicts the expectations of the characters and the audience
anything that stands for or represents something else; (ex: a crown is a symbol of a king or queen)
a word that has the same meaning as another word in the same language. (ex: shut is a synonym of close)
central message, concern, purpose in a literary work
third person limited
where a "nonparticipant" serves as the narrator and has no insight into the characters minds.
is the writer's attitude toward his or her audience and subject
is something contradictory that is said
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