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OGT Writing Vocabulary
Terms in this set (26)
Comparing two different things using the words "like" or "as." Ex: "She is like the sun."
Comparing two different things NOT using the words "like" or "as." Ex: She IS the sun."
Giving non-human things human traits. Ex: "The sun smiled down on me."
A word has a literal meaning and a larger meaning too. Ex. A heart is an organ in our body, but is also means love. A dove is a white bird, but is also means peace.
The idea the author is trying to say to the reader. Ex: "All people can be brave and strong, not just people with a lot of muscles."
The "bad" person or thing in a story.
The good person or "hero" in a story.
Hinting at what might come.
When a word sounds like the sound it is describing. Ex. "Bam, bang, crack."
The repetition (repeating) of the same vowel sound. Ex. The round ground found mounds.
The repetition (repeating) of the same consonant sound. Ex. The big blue ball.
When you expect one thing to happen, but the exact opposite happens. Ex. Crush.
Words and phrases that help the readers see in their minds what the writer is describing.
Mood is the feeling that a work of literature creates in a reader. Word choice. Ex: "It was a dark and stormy night."
The writer's attitude toward the topic he/she is writing about and/or readers. You can find this out by analyzing the word choice. Ex. Is the writer sarcastic, serious, etc.
point of view
This can mean two things: the character who is telling the story. If an "I" or "me" is used, it is called first person and one person is telling the story. This can also refer to the author's opinion.
Character development in a story. Ex. The way a character looks, interacts with people, is described by people, etc.
The problems that help push the plot of a story. The interesting stuff.
To study individual parts to understand the whole. Ex. Diego Rivera
A story or information that is not true.
A story or information that is true.
Literature that is meant to be seen on stage.
Experiences expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke or bring about an emotional response.
Word or phrases that help the reader really see what the writer is trying to convey or show. Ex. Simile, metaphor, personification, etc.
Words or phrases in a text that helps the reader figure out a word or what the author is saying.
See, smell, taste, touch, hear
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