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The repetition of initial consonant sounds in a line of poetry
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
The character or force that opposes the protagonist.
Suitable and fitting
Repetition of similar vowel sounds in a line of poetry
How the author feels about what he is writing about-this is also Tone, but sometimes the OAA uses this expression instead of the word "Tone."
Story of a person's life written by that person
An unfair preference for or dislike of something.
Story of a person's life written by another person
Cause and Effect
The reason something happens and the result of it happening., determining the reason something happens as well as the result of that cause; the cause happens first and the event happens after; events in a plot are often connected by cause and effect
This is how the author describes a character, or what the author wants us to see about a character.
Also called "chronology of events" on the OAA. It's a story told in the order it happened.
The act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point-it's when the fortunes of the protagonist rise or fall
Problems that take place in a story (There are five kinds, but the OAA never gets that specific)
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests
The parts before or after a word or statement that influence its meaning
The act of distinguishing by comparing differences
The dictionary definition of a word
This is what the AUTHOR tells us about a character in a work of literature
An article in a newspaper or magazine that expresses the opinion of its editor or publisher
In persuasion, the author uses emotion (exciting words, colorful or figurative language, sensory details) to support his point of view.
Examples of Story Structures
Problem and Solution, Sequential, Cause and Effect, Chronological Order (Chronology), Most/Least Important
Give a detailed account including reasons or causes.
The introductory material which gives the setting, creates the tone, presents the characters, and presents other facts necessary to understanding the story.
A point that cannot be argued. It is a stat, a percentage or a proven statement.
Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things, [examples are metaphor, simile, and personification.
First Person Point of View
The narrator is a character in the story and used words like I, me, my
A scene or event from the past that appears in a narrative out of chronological order, to fill in information or
Explain something in the present
The use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
Means "type of literature form," poetry, fiction, non-fiction, folk tale, etc.
The ability to form mental images of things or events
This is what we know about a character by how he/she acts, says, wears, or what other characters say about him or her.
Meant to do something
When informational literature or text is written, it is meant for a certain group of people.
Internal and External Conflict
Internal conflict is Man VS Self. External Conflict is Man VS everything else.
humor based on something happening (or being spoken or written) that is opposite from what might be expected to happen, or opposite of its literal meaning.
A comparison without using like or as
The overall emotion created by a work of literature
Makes a character do something
A character's incentive or reason for behaving in a certain manner; that which impels a character to act
A character's incentive or reason for behaving in a certain manner; that which impels a character to Act
The use of words that imitate sounds
A point that can be argued because it is personal and based on a person's beliefs and experiences.
Order of Importance
Supporting evidence is arranged in the order of least to most (or most to least) important. Transitions show the relationships between ideas.
The structure and arrangement of the different parts of something
A section of text
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
Having the power to change someone's thinking
The sequence of events in a story
To make a likeness of; to describe in words
Problem and Solution
A text structure that presents a problem and offers solutions to solve the problem.
The central character in a work of literature
In persuasion, the author uses facts to support his point of view
Seek information from
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
Language that appeals to sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste
When a story or informational text is organized by numbers or specifically labeled sections.
The time and place of a story
Ways things or ideas are alike
Comparison using like or as
A message that is stated or declared
Structure of a Story (Plot diagram)
Exposition (introduction), Conflicts (of COURSE these happen here!), Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution
Gives the main idea of that part of the story. It helps the reader locate information.
Briefly stating the main points and key details of a work in your own words.
A short restatement of the key elements of a story
Proves, gives proof
The main idea or meaning of a text. Often, this is an insight about human life revealed in a literary work
An explanation based on observation and reasoning
3rd Limited Person Point of View
The author tells the story using the third person, but is limited to a complete knowledge of one character in the story and tells us only what that one character thinks, feels, sees, or hears.
3rd Omniscient Person Point of View
Narrator knows everything in the story and reveals the thoughts of all the characters
The writer's or speaker's attitude toward the subject of a story, toward a character, or toward the audience (the readers).