Starting Points, lesson 12 Vocabulary

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Starting Points, Arlington, TX Mr. Woosley


sound words


comparing dissimilar things without the use of "like" or "as".


overstatement, exaggeration


incongruity (mismatch) between what actually happens and what might be expected to happen, especially when the disparity seems absurd or humorous


comparing dissimilar things using the world "like" or "as".


giving human qualities to inanimate objects


using words in sequence that repeat the same initial consonant sound.


hints within the text of events that will take place later in the story


an apparent contradiction


the character whose quest forms the main idea of the plot.


the turning point of a story; the highest point of interest or tension.


the problem that drives the plot of the story to its conclusion


the disentangling of the intricacies of the plot, the falling action.


the villain of a story


the introduction of a story, where the author presents his characters in their setting and hints at the contral conflict.

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