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Literary Review :Where the Red Fern Grows and Summer of the Swans

Literary vocabulary that pertains to these two books! Good luck ! Mrs A.
STUDY
PLAY
Climax
This was the turning point where Sara must look for her brother (SOS)
onomatopoeia
the naming of a thing or imitation of a natural sound
Example:
"Whooooo" sound made by a hound.
dialogue
What character says (in quotations)
"Hello Billy"
mood
Tone or feeling the book has (example: serious is the tone for SOS)
alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse (example: Sara sang the silly swan song)
symbol
The flag is a ______ of a country. Black is a ______ of death. White is a _______ of a wedding.
personification
Example: The tree's fingers grabbed the boy.
simile
Compares two things using "like" or "as"
EXAMPLE:She was as smart as a computer.
metaphor
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!)
setting
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.
Genre
This is the type of book (example:mystery )
foreshadowing
Author drops hints at what is to come in the future of the book
flashback
Author goes back in time to fill in the reader on an earlier event
resolution
ending
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.
Conflict
Person vs Self
Person vs Environment
Person vs Person
Inference
Reader makes guess at what author (or written work is actually saying) interpretation

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