16 terms

STAAR 5th Grade Vocabulary Set #2

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context clues
words or phrases surrounding a word that provide hints about the word's meaning
caption
sentence(s) that provide information about a graphic such a photograph or chart
idiom
a phrase that means something totally different from its literal meaning
(Example: "Break a leg" means "good luck"
emphasize
refers to an author intentionally making something STAND OUT or SHOW IMPORTANCE in his/her writing
acts
major divisions in a play
figurative language
words and expressions used to make writing more interesting
(EXAMPLES include personification, similes, metaphors, hyperboles, idioms, etc.)
hyperbole
a great EXAGGERATION used to emphasize a point
(Example: It took a million years to complete my homework.)
rhyme scheme
the rhyming pattern in a poem
analogy
compares two things that are mostly different but have some traits in common
(Example: Integrity is to a read shirt is cooperation is to a blue shirt.)
playwright
the person who wrote a play
subheading
a title given to ONE SECTION of an article or text
rhythm
the musical quality (or beat) in a poem created by the poet
stage directions
the instructions in a play that are given to the actors
(usually in parentheses)
personification
something that is not human is described as if it had human abilities
(Example: The moon smiled at the trees below.)
scene
the action that takes place in a part of play that occurs in ONE SETTING and in ONE MOMENT IN TIME
stanza
a group of lines in a poem that form one section of the poem