ELA Final Exam '19
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the process of making the characters seem real for the reader or the development of a character. An author makes a character seem real through:
Says . and what other characters say
words used to describe characters based on evidence in the text
(a sound device) repeating the same consonant sound within a line or section.
For example: She sells seashells down by the sea shore.
using words to create an image or idea. Beyond the literal language.
first person point of view
written in first person. Uses "I," "me", "we"
when writers use words that trigger the 5 senses to create mental "pictures" for the reader
words that mean exactly they way it is stated
a comparison between two unlike things, by saying something IS something else (without using "like" or "as"
the feeling a reader has while reading text. This feeling is given by the word choice in the text
giving human characteristics to non-human things
a comparison between two unlike things using the words "like" or "as"
message or lesson about life expressed in a work of literature
the writer's or character's attitude toward the topic of the text
what creates mood?
an author's choice of words used to describe setting, images, and events within the text
What creates tone?
an author's choice of words to describe or tell about the topic in text
the author's main reason for writing
a statement that tells what the whole passage or part of a passage is mostly about
similarities signal words
the same, similarity, like similar to
differences signal words
unlike, different, opposed to, but, however, on the other hand
How do I answer short response questions using RACER
How do I determine the central idea of a passage or part of a passage?
Ask yourself: "who the passage is mostly about?" and "what about the who is the passage mostly about?"
What are the 3 different types of author's purpose?
Use P.I.E. to remember the 3 different types of author's purpose
Inform, explain, teach
in favor of a particular side or point of view
not in favor a particular side or point of view
A statement put forth and supported by evidence
in an argumentative text, an opposite argument or viewpoint of the one that an author gives; also called opposing claim or counterclaim
the writer's position on an issue or problem
A counterargument, especially in debate or argumentative writing
an opposing argument to the one a writer is putting forward
speaker of the poem
The person talking in the poem. Sometimes the speaker is the poet himself, but other times it is a fictional character.
A group of lines in a poem; kind of like a paragraph in a poem
word choice (diction)
particular choice of words for meaning and suggestion
wanting very much
A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
A statement that can be proved.
A personal view, attitude, or appraisal.