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English 1 Exam Study Cards
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8 Parts of speech
Noun, Verb, Pronoun, Adverb, Adjective, Conjunction, interjection, and Preposition
A person, place, thing, or idea
A noun that names a, person, place, or a thing that can come in contact with one or more of the five senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, or smell)
examples : petals , smoke , cough, orange
Names of things that we cannot see, hear, smell, feel or touch, Names we have for ideas, emotions, qualities, processes, occasions and times
examples : motion , humor, quantity, rudeness
names one person, place, thing, or idea
Examples: book, library, child, bacterium, man
more than one person, place, thing, or idea
Examples: books, libraries, children, bacteria, men
A word that expresses action, a state of being or feeling, or a relation between two things
A word that takes the place of a noun
A word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb
used to clarify
Examples : also; besides; for example; however; in addition; instead; meanwhile; then; consequently; moreover; accordingly; furthermore; nevertheless; otherwise; yet; hence; therefore
A word that describes a noun
A word used to join words or groups of words
joins words in a sentence to make sense
Examples: and ,but, or, so, nor, for, yet ( FANBOYS)
work in pairs
Examples : both .... and , either..or, just as.... so, neither.. nor, not only... but(also) , whether..or
a conjunction (like 'since' or 'that' or 'who') that introduces a dependent clause
words or phrases that expresses a strong feeling or emotion usually ending with an exclamation mark
Examples : Wow! Eww! Oopps! Whoa!
tells the location of something
ABOUT, ABOVE, ACROSS, AFTER, AGAINST, AMONG, AROUND AT, BEFORE, BEHIND, BESIDE, BETWEEN, BEYOND, BY DOWN, DURING, EXCEPT, FOR, FROM, IN, INTO, NEAR, OF, OFF, ON, OVER, PAST, THROUGH THROUGHOUT, TO, TOWARDS, UNDER, UNTIL, UP, WITH
exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
A story that is not true or is made up
- made up events, characters, and setting
Point of View
the perspective from which a story is told
3 reasons why authors write
Phrases, usually separated by commas, that describe a noun or pronoun that precede them.
A literary tone used to ridicule or make fun of human vice or weakness.
A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener., LITERARY OR DRAMATIC SPEECH BY ONE CHARACTER, NOT ADDRESSED TO OTHERS
A long speech made by one performer or by one person in a group., A long speech in a play or story, delivered by a single person
A contrast between expectation and reality
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
Example: Something there is that doesn't love a wall.
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun; (This poem has no proper rhyme scheme. However, there is consistent meter in 10 syllables of each line. It is following iambic pentameter pattern with five feet in each line. Only the first line is written in trochee pattern. All the stressed syllables are marked in bold.)
Statements made by the speaker that are based on facts or observations, Drawing conclusion from evidence
A word or phrase (including slang) used in everyday conversation and informal writing but that is often inappropriate in formal writing (y'all, ain't)
Central idea of a work of literature or a lesson you learn from a story
when a reader analyzes a character to better understand that character. ex: character sketch, Judging a person from what they say or do, and what others say about them.
A character who grows, learns, or changes as a result of the story's action, A character who grows and changes throughout a story
A character who does not change during the story., A character that does not grow or change throughout the story, that ends as he/she began.
Clues in a story that suggest later events
A device that enables a writer to refer to past thoughts, events, or episodes., A scene or event from the past that appears in a narrative out of chronological order, to fill in information or explain something in the present.
an overall decision about a piece of writing based on evidence, prior knowledge and inferences
Figure of Speech
A form of expression in which words are used out of the usual sense in order to make the meaning more specific
a figure of speech using deliberate exaggeration or overstatement
A comparison that establishes a figurative identity between objects being compared., A comparison without using like or as
A comparison using "like" or "as", A comparison between two things using like or as
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself also represents something else
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed through diction, figurative language, and organization on the sentence and global levels.
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