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MA's English 7 Final Flashcards

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theme
the main idea in a piece of litterature
imply
to suggest a theme indirectly
infer
to find the hidden themes that the author implies
perspective
a way that someone sees things (beyond the green chair)
point-of-view
the vantage point from which a story is told
subjective point-of-view
a first hand experiancer's view
objective point-of-view
your view (not having experianced said event first hand)
protagonist
the main character of a story, usually has a goal
antagonist
try to keep protagonist from reaching his/her goal
character
a creature or person in a a story
characteristics
traits
setting
where and when a story takes place
mood
the feeling that the author gives in his or her writing
tone
the way the author writes the scene (happy, sad, mysterious, ect.)
narrative
short story
plot
storyline
regurgitation
to say or write back almost exactly what has been said or given to you
foreshadowing
showing that something is going to happen beforehand
narrator
the person/thing telling a story through thier perspective
summary
3-5 paragraphs describing exposition
synopsis
3-5 sentences describing exposition
context
when something is said and it conveys a different meaning
conflict
a problem or issue in a story
climax
the high exciting point of the story
resolution
the result of all of the actions that take place in a story
irony
when words convey the opposite meaning
paradox
a staement that seems self-contradictory, yet expresses a possible truth
rhetoric
a comment/question not to be answered aloud, but thought about
autobiography
when someone writes about their own life/experiances
biography
when someone writes about another person's life/experiances
coming of age
when someone begins to take on the responsibilities of adulthood
loss of innocence
to have done something wrong/advanced, so you must deal with the consequences. No longer an innocent child!
adversity
an unfortunate circumstance or event
epiphany
a great and sudden realization/understanding
destiny
the predetermined, inevitable, irresistable course of action or events
prose
ordinary form of spoken or written language
verse
one of the lines of a poem/stanza
blank verse
unrhymed verse
iambic pentameter
unrhymed line with five accents or beats
monologue
a composition in which one person speaks
soliloquy
an utterance by a person talking to himself
aside
when an actor speaks directly to the audiance during a play
dialogue
a conversation between two or more persons
sonnet
14 lines, iambic pentameter, expressing a concrete and abstract thought
ballad
a simple song that has two repeating refrain lines
quatrain
a stanza/poem of four lines with alternate rhymes (ABAB) (BCBA) (CABC)
haiku
a form of Japanese poetry, three lines, first line= 5 syllables, second line= 7 syllables, third line= 5 syllables, about nature, unrhymed
diamante
shaped like a diamond, hence name
line 1: one noun, opposite of line seven
line 2: two adjectives describing line one
line 3: three verbs ending in 'ing' describing line one
line 4: first two nouns describe line one, last two nouns describe line seven
line 5: three verbs ending in 'ing' describing line seven
line 6: two adjectives describing line seven
line 7: one noun, opposite of line one
limerick
lines 1,2,and 5 rhyme, lines 3 and 4 rhyme, made of a triplet and a couplet
alliteration
words said together that have the same stressed sound, example: (that fat cat sat)
onomatopoeia
words that sound like their meaning, examples: (boom, crash, honk, screech, ect.)
simile
a comparison of two things using 'like' or 'as'
metaphor
a comparison of two things not using 'like' or 'as'
hyperbole
an extreme exaggeration
personification
giving human characteristics to inanimate objects
rhyme
to be similar in sound, especially with respect to the last syllable
individuality
to be yourself, unique
conformity
to try to be like everybody else (fit in)
yawp
a barbarious, thunderous, yell that releases emotion
carpe diem
"Sieze the day"
symbols
a sign or figure of some sort that referances to something else
thesis
the main statement of something that you are trying to prove
persuasive
to convince or be convincing
declarative
to state/make known/declare
effect
(NOUN) a change has happened already
affect
(VERB) to act on/produce a change in
abstract logic
an idea or term considered apart from some material basis or object
concrete logic
an actual object, thing, or instance (reality)
choice
being able to make a decision aboout something
First Amendment
gives every human being the right to speak their mind freely, without consequence
censorship
making sure that nothing offends/disturbs the public and/or individual mind
an official- censor
a person who challenges/ censors questionable material
objectionable matter
a challenged decision or piece of material
challenge
to disagree with and try to put a stop to something
ban
to not allow access to under any circumstances
bias
a predetermined opinion/belief
prejudice
an unfavorable opinion/feeling formed beforehand without knowledge, thought, or reason
discrimination
to not favor a person or thing based on it's group, category, or class instead of the the individual's merit
diversity
being different
socio-economic status
$/salary, education, group of friends
class
examples: upper, middle, lower
age
years of life
race
examples: White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, ect.
gender
male or female
religious belief
Christianity, Islam, Judaism, ect.
cultural practices
national and religious rituals
heritage
what country people originate from
political views
views on government, president, and world topics
text-text
relation between a book and another book
text-self
relation between a book and a personal experiance
text-world
relation between a book and an event happening in the world today