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Literary vocabulary that pertains to these two books! Good luck ! Mrs A.


This was the turning point where Sara must look for her brother (SOS)


the naming of a thing or imitation of a natural sound
"Whooooo" sound made by a hound.


What character says (in quotations)
"Hello Billy"


Tone or feeling the book has (example: serious is the tone for SOS)


use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse (example: Sara sang the silly swan song)


The flag is a ______ of a country. Black is a ______ of death. White is a _______ of a wedding.


Example: The tree's fingers grabbed the boy.


Compares two things using "like" or "as"
EXAMPLE:She was as smart as a computer.


Compares two things without using "like" or "as"
Her smile was a jack o' lantern's.

rising action

This plot element is an exciting event leading up to the climax. (Billy orders his puppies from a magazine and finally picks them up!)


The ______ of WTRFG is the 1920's and the Ozark Mountains.

Falling action

In the SOS, Charlie is found in the ravine by Sara and Joe. This plot element is called_______ just before the resolution.


This is the type of book (example:mystery )


Author drops hints at what is to come in the future of the book


Author goes back in time to fill in the reader on an earlier event



character traits

These adjectives describe how the character acts (Example: Sara is stubborn, untrusting, and angry)

dynamic character

This character is not static (He or she changes over the course of time) Example:Sara becomes more kind and trusting.


Person vs Self
Person vs Environment
Person vs Person


Reader makes guess at what author (or written work is actually saying) interpretation

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