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a personal narrative (story) that has a structure of incident, response and reflection
The person speaking in the story. Can be 1st, 2nd or 3rd person
An author's tone that is not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased; does not use "I", "Me"
An author's tone that is influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased; can use "I", "Me"
To understand a text by taking notes, highlighting and interacting with the text.
A type of writing that has a particular form, style, or content
Conversation between two or more characters
A literary device that is visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work. Uses the 5 senses.
Writing clearly and concisely means choosing words deliberately, constructing your sentences carefully, and using grammar properly. By writing clearly and concisely, you will get straight to your point in a way your audience can easily comprehend
How writers begin a memoir and can be a great way to dive into the moment. Effective leads utilize a specific writing technique depending on the emotional response you want the reader to feel.
A literary device that uses words or sounds which resemble the sounds they describe. (ex boom, psst)
A literary device that compares 2 objects to create an image in the reader's mind, using like or as.
I was as brave as a lion.
She sings like an angel.
A literary device that creates momentum in a piece and can be used to emphasize a point. Use in 3's
I couldn't believe she was saying this to me. I couldn't believe that she had completely forgotten about what she did. I couldn't believe this was actually happening to me.
A literary device that gives an inanimate object aka nonhuman object, human qualities and description.
Examples: My alarm clock yelled at me this morning. (an alarm clock is not human, yet it is "yelling" like a human does- this creates how loud it is in the reader's mind)
A literary device that compares 2 objects to create an image in the reader's mind, without using like or as. They can also be extended, meaning developed longer than a sentence in the text, representing a larger idea.
Examples: Her hair was a golden river.
The children were flowers in concrete garden.
The falling snowflakes are dancers.
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