Top 40 English Terms for STAAR Darla Miles
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why the writer is writing; to persuade, to inform, to entertain
dictionary definition of the word
feelings associated with the word
words from the literature; the author's words; place in "quotation marks"
most important sentence of the paper; it is found in the introduction; it gives my opinion and answers the prompt
a comparison of two things; a type of figurative language "She is a rose"
words or phrases that appeal to the 5 senses; allows the reader to see, feel, hear, taste, smell
Point of View
the perspective from which the story is told; a character or a narrator
the central message of the story; it is a phrase, NOT just one word!
a character who serves as a contrast to another character - a character's opposite
a scene that interrupts the present action to show a previous event
a hint of future actions (weather in literature often serves as a foreshadow)
when a situation turns out differently than is expected (the twist at the end)
when a character's words contradict his actions or his former words
appears to be praising but is really insulting; a type of verbal irony
a story not told in chronological order; uses flashback and foreshadow
author's attitude toward a subject
an object, person, place or thing that represents something else
a comparison using "like" or "as"; a type of figurative language
the practice of beginning consecutive words with the same constant sounds
a word that echoes the sound; a sound effect word
the author's word choice
a word that takes the place of a noun: he, she, we, they, it, him, her, us, them, etc.
a sudden change; there can be a shift in tone, setting, point of view
a unit or division in poetry of related lines; a paragraph in poetry
giving human characteristics to something that is not human
the intended readers or viewers of a written work or performance
a conversation between characters; words are placed in quotation marks
when the audience knows more than the character does
written version of a speech and actions of performers, as in a play or film
atmosphere or feeling created by the writer
an exaggerated statement; hyperbole ("I have told you a million times")
instructions given to help the reader better understand the setting and characters; usually italicized or set off in parenthesis ( )
use of a word or phrase that is less offensive (He is in a better place now; instead of - He's dead!)
well-accepted phrase that is not meant to be taken literally; a type of figurative language. (Stop beating around the bush, just tell me!)
a sudden realization of truth or knowledge; the "ah-ha" moment!
a character who is believable (CRED means believe)
an essay that explains a topic
a group of words that clarifies the meaning of the sentence (The author Elie Wisel won the Nobel Peace Prize.)
Non Restrictive Clause
a group of words that simply add details to the sentence; set off by commas. (Elie Wiesel, who is an author, won the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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