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Includes all the elements in a story: plot, rising action, falling action, problem, solution, setting, etc.
Primary Source Historical Document
Something written or created by a person who witnessed a historical event
A "play on words" based on the multiple meanings of a single word or on words that sound alike but mean different things
Review summarizes or discusses research conducted by others. Not first hand data. Scholarly books
A reference in a work of literate to a character, place, or situation from history or from another work of literature, music, or art.
The comparison between two things is continued beyond the first point of comparison. This extends and deepens a
Two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and
A metrical pattern in poetry which consists of five iambic feet per line. (an iamb, or iambic foot, consists of one
unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.)
A situation or statement that seems to be impossible or contradicting, but is nevertheless true, either literally or
The attribution of human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects or to nature; for example angry clouds; a
The practice of investing things with symbolic meaning, The use of words, places, people, or objects to mean something beyond their literal meaning.
Substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')
The analysis of a poem's meter. This is usually done by marking the stressed and unstressed syllables in each line
and then based on the pattern of the stresses dividing the line into feet.
A form of communication used to convey a formal message to one or more parties on behalf of a business
A daily, or periodic, account of events and the writer's thoughts and feelings about those events.
A line showing the outside edge of an object or figure. A short list or plan that gives the main ideas of a longer report.
Focuses on only one conflict, has a single plot, a single setting, a small number of characters, and covers a short period of time; meant to be read in one sitting.
A book that lists words in alphabetical order and gives their meanings, pronunciations, and etc.
An alphabetical listing of key words, phrases, or topics that includes the page numbers on which those items are found within a publication
Table of Contents
Found in the beginning of a book, it lists what is in the book and the page numbers of chapters.
A struggle or clash between opposing characters, forces, or emotions, the problem in the story
Main title of the story;grabs reader's attention and gives and idea of what the story is about
Writing includes a clear position, evidence and counterargument with a rebuttal, to influence someone to believe what you want them to believe
A short narrative, usually lacking in detail, with unrealistic and sometimes fantastic characters and events. the term tale has connotations of timeless folklore.
Samples of different types of letters (business, reference, personal) to help you write correctly
A narrator who is a character in the story and tells the tale from his or her point of view.
The common American language, words and grammatical forms that are used and expected in school, business, and other sites.
Short stories, novels, plays, and poems written by authors from the United States
Used to provide information, educate or advertise a specific topic or product; more long-term in nature than that of a flyer
The kinds of writing that creates a clear image of something, usually by using details that appeal to one or more of our senses.
Fact and opinion
A fact can be proved; an opinion is a belief and can not be supported by proof or evidence
A place in the back of the book that gives the definitions or tell the meaning of certain words in the book.
Real events, places, or people are incorporated into a fictional or imaginative story
A type of thin book with large pages and a paper cover which contains articles and photographs and is published every week or month
Having to do with what is right and wrong; being good and just, the lesson taught by a story or experience
A traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
A long fictional story which uses all the elements of storytelling (plot, character, setting, point of view, theme).
A type of speaking or writing that is intended to make its audience adopt a certain opinion
A book that provides facts, definitions, data, or summary of a topic. (examples: indexes, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, bibliographies, concordances, handbooks, manuals, etc.)
Text containing facts and information, items that you can look at to find information: thesaurus, dictionary, internet
Solution to a problem, The ending to the story that states the final outcome of the conflict and/or what might lie ahead for the characters in the story.
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