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words with opposite meanings


the position an author takes toward a subject and the reasons he or she gives for that position

author's purpose

the reason the author writes a selection, usually to entertain, explain, or persuade


a preference for, or dislike of, of something. Bias is unfair if it is not based on facts


the person, thing, or event that makes something happen


a person or animal in a story. Readers learn about characters by want they say, what they do, and what they think


the part of the plot when the conflict is addressed

compare and contrast

a way of organizing written text by showing similarities and differences


the main problem or struggle in a story

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