a type of literature that tells about real-life people, places, events, things, etc.
a play written to be performed by actors
a folktale (fictional story) about gods and goddesses (mythology)
an American hero folktale full of extreme exaggerations
a folktale, usually with talking animals, that always has a moral to it
what a piece of writing is mainly about
gives the main idea and important details of a passage
a more generally stated topic concerning a passage's main ideas
a classification of literature, such as fiction, drama, poetry, etc.
a type of literature that tells a made-up story
a comparison of two unlike things using the words "like" or "as"
a comparison that shows a relationship between two things
a comparison of two unlike things not using the words "like" or "as"
restating something using different words (rephrasing)
words, phrases, or sentences that give meaning to unknown words
the dictionary definition of the word- the literal meaning
the extra sense that the word implies-pos. or neg. (cheap/inexpensive)
creating a "special effect" by repeating a sound or word
a feeling of uncertainty or dread about what will happen next
an expression that is personal, jeering, and intended to hurt
a seemingly contradictory combination of words (jumbo shrimp)
a word or phrase that imitates the sound (whoosh)
the action of the story
the final outcome of the story-or the solution of the problem
a person or other creature in a story
the time and place of the story's events
the point of greatest interest or suspense in the story
the main problem the character faces (with others, self, or nature)
gives animals or objects human qualities or characteristics
the deliberate use of exaggeration
the use of one thing to stand for or represent another
the use of vivid description to create a picture in the reader's mind
gives clues that suggest what might happen in the future
interrrupting the story with events from the past
a statement meaning the opposite of what is literally stated
a saying that can not be literally translated
a reference to a well-known work of literature, art, music, etc.
the person or persons to whom the writing is addressed
the person who wrote the story or passage
the person who is telling the story
point of view
the relationship of the narrator to the story (viewpoint)
1st person pov
when a character in the story tells the story (using I, me, my, we, etc.)
3rd person pov
when someone not in the story tells the story (like an invisible observer)
when the characters in a story speak (usually set off by quotation marks)
the way the author uses phrases and sentences to make his story distinctive
the author's attitude about his topic- can be positive, negative, or neutral
the feeling or atmosphere in the story set by the author
a guess based on a known fact, a conclusion
a text structure exploring the reason something happened (cause) and the result (effect)
a text structure showing similariites (comparisons) and differences (contrasts)
a text structure examining how conflicts or obstacles (problems) are overcome (resolved)
a text structure presenting events in the order in which they occur (sequencing)
a text structure that starts with specific ideas and works toward a general idea
a text structure that starts with a general idea and works toward specific ideas
a text structure that shows where things are
a text structure that puts things in categories
a statement that can be proved- or disproved
a statement that can not be proven- someone's own belief
a strong prejudice for one side over another- favoring only one side
a work based on fact, having no bias or partiality
words that have similar meanings
words that have opposite meanings
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