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The first sentence, it is how the writer begins the memoir
Past, Present or Future?
Point of View
The perspective of the narrator; can be in first, second or third person omniscient
When the author uses descriptive language, adjectives and the senses to show the reader emotions or scenes, rather than telling.
A category of literature
Aka a personal narrative or story where the writer magnifies a moment.
The first part of the memoir structure: What happened?
The second part of the memoir structure: The feelings, emotions and actions the narrator has to what happened.
The third part of the memoir structure: What does the narrator learn or realize due to what happened.
Stands for English Language Arts
Feeling lesser than, not important
Synonym: disturbed, troubled
Synonym: At the same time
Synonym: Etched in
The study of words and their origins
A literary device/writing technique used to convey a conversation between characters
A literary device/writing technique using words that imitate natural sounds. ex: BOOM! POW! SWOOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!
A word used to join words or groups of words
Open to more than one interpretation (mysterious)
An act of asking for information
A conjunction used to explain why something is true
A conjunction used to indicate a change of direction - similar to a U-turn.
A conjunction used to tell the reader what happens as a result of something else (cause/effect).
a story with a fully developed theme but significantly shorter and less elaborate than a novel
A belief in the equality of all people
Writing that offers insight into society, its values, and its customs
Main character in a story
A character or force in conflict with the main character
The problem or tension in the story
Freytag's Dramatic Arc
aka Freytag's Pyramid; the plot line of the story.
A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work that provides necessary background information about the characters and their circumstances.
The event that introduces the central conflict
The series of struggles that builds a story or play toward a climax
The turning point, the peak of the story where nothing will be the same again.
Events after the climax, leading to the resolution; it is where the truth is exposed and events unravel
An outcome or solution at the end of the story
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect; an ideal society
an imagined state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice, typically one that is totalitarian or post-apocalyptic.
The act of scolding or punishing someone.
extremely careful; particular about details; precise
being exact, specific, accurate
A violation of a law, command, or duty
a state of dishonor; shame
A moment of sudden revelation or insight
bringing great joy and excitement; stimulating
To stop one from doing something; prevent; forbid
An ability; potential
Honesty, decency, high moral standards
The contrast between what is stated explicitly and what is really meant; having the opposite meaning of what is expected
Big Brother Society
A phrase taken from George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, meaning one's actions and intentions are being monitored by the government as a means of controlling and suppressing the will of the populace
Send from one person or place to another
Giving rise or likely to give rise to public disagreement; debatable; dispute; argument
Our awareness of ourselves and our environment; beyond intellect
A comparison of two unlike things using like or as to paint a picture in the reader's mind
A comparison without using like or as to paint a picture in the reader's mind
Passing quickly, transitory
Like a thesis statement, when someone states their opinion or argument with valid reasons
An essential part of an essay that ends the introduction, restating the prompt with points/reasons
The first paragraph of an essay that introduces the reader to the topic and includes a thesis statement
The middle of an essay that includes cited evidence and a solid explanation that supports, connects and refers back to the thesis. There can be multiple paragraphs that comprise an essay.
The last part of an essay where the thesis is restated and the reader is left with something to think about. It is the part of the essay that synthesizes the information.
an aspect of drama where someone gives a performance without planning; spontaneously
A person or thing carrying the blame for others. Example: The Memphis 3
A play made into a television show
A literary genre usually performed on a stage, tv, movies. In classic literature, the two types of drama are comedic or tragic.
An open-ended group discussion developed by Socrates uses to help students think on a higher level about a certain issue or topic. Involves an inner/outer circle format and open-ended questions.
the other side of an argument; the opposition to your main claim
Instructions for actors and stage crew, usually set in italics in a drama
A major division of a play
A division of an act into smaller parts
Synonym: to find similarities
Synonym: to show differences
The Hero's Journey
An ancient cycle developed by Joseph Campbell that many texts and films use to show the stages taken by the protagonist, the hero, that leads him/her to the fulfillment of a quest
A peculiar personality trait that serves to distinguish or identify
A form of personification when nature is used to reveal character emotions, mood, and/or conflict; for example angry clouds; a cruel wind.
The process of depriving a person or group of positive human qualities.
Unfair treatment; not just
To work or fight against
A nonviolent, public refusal to obey allegedly unjust laws.
Separation of the races
Jim Crow Laws
State laws in the South that legalized segregation.
The main idea or theme; the most important point the author makes
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