An incident that occurred prior to the main time frame of stories action. When a story or novel goes back in time.
A comparison between two UNLIKE things NOT using "like" or "as." Example: You are a ray of sunshine.
The feeling/mood a word evokes. *Negative, neutral (no emotion)
The writer or speakers attitude; the mood of a text.
Giving human qualities to a NON-living thing. Example: The run down house appeared depressed. The car engine cleared its throat.
The teller of the story. 1st person point of view, "I,me, my,we,us, our"; 3rd person point of view, "they, them, their."
1. double-spacing 2. 1-inch margins 3. 12 point font 4. Indent second line of citation
An exaggeration that is not meant to be taken literally; such as, "I am as hungry as a horse."
A fable; such as, "The Never Cry Wolf" tale where it teaches you to not tell lies.
Always maintain the same verb-tense in sentences. Incorrect: Jenny hit the ball, dropping the bat, and ran to first base. Correct: Jenny hit the ball, dropped the bat, and ran to first base.
No contractions. No slang. Educated words. SPECIFIC words. 1. The neighborhood had a lot of landscaping. Which word would best replace " a lot of" to make the sentence more precise. A.sweeping B. extensive
1.Use BEFORE "and, but,"when separating two complete sentences. Example: He is nice, but he is not perfect. 2. Use to separate a list of three or more things. 3. Used to section off (before/after) an appositive/descriptive phrase.
; 1. Joins two sentences that share a similar idea. Example: John is a good student; he works hard.
: 1.After a salutation in a business letter. Dear Mayor Lewis: 2.To introduce a list of 3 or more things, except after the words "for" or "are."
When a question asks you for the best revision, always check to see which choice has the "SUBJECT" mentioned first, then the "VERB."
Type of writing. Fiction=not real. Non-fiction=real. Poem, novel, short story, etc.
The "paragraph" of poetry. Each chunk is a new _________. Yes, poems can be just one ______.
A deeper meaning than the word's original definition. Example: My friend says I'm a parasite because I always borrow money from him.
A list of all sources used to write a research paper in MLA format.
HINT: Always look at the title and if it is italicized or underlined, then it is a book. (Sorry, unsure how to italicize or underline the title below, but it is Chaos: Making a New Science".) Example: Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin, 1987. Print.
HINT: Always look at the title and if it is in quotation marks, it is an article (magazine or newspaper).NOTICE the article "of" in the title is NOT capitalized. Example: Krugman, Andrew. "Fear of Eating." New York Times 21 May 2007 late ed.:A1 Print.
Hints or clues about what will happen later in the story or literary work. Example: Why do I get the feeling you will be the death of me?
The subject is being acted upon and is NOT doing the action. Example: The letter was mailed by Marilyn.