STAAR Vocabulary Set 5

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soliloquy
a long speech in which a character speaks at length to only himself or herself
symbolism
the practice of using a person, thing or object to represent something else
theme
the central idea or main message of a story
thesis
the main idea of an essay to be proved and explained
third-person limited
the narrator is an outsider who sees into the mind of one of the characters
third-person omniscient
the speaker is not in the story but knows and describes all the character's thoughts and ideas
tone
the writer or speaker's attitude toward the subject of a story, a character, or toward the audience (readers)
antagonist
the character or force that blocks the protagonist. It is not always but often the villain of the story.
characteristic
a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify it.
cited
to quote; to mention by way of example or proof
dialogue
a conversation between two people
evidence
supporting material used to prove or disprove
optimistic
hopeful and confident
persuasive
capable of convincing and having the power to change someone's thinking
plot
a series of related events in a story, each connected to the next.