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Starting Points, lesson 12 Vocabulary

Starting Points, Arlington, TX Mr. Woosley
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onomatopoeia
sound words
metaphor
comparing dissimilar things without the use of "like" or "as".
hyperbole
overstatement, exaggeration
irony
incongruity (mismatch) between what actually happens and what might be expected to happen, especially when the disparity seems absurd or humorous
simile
comparing dissimilar things using the world "like" or "as".
personification
giving human qualities to inanimate objects
alliteration
using words in sequence that repeat the same initial consonant sound.
foreshadowing
hints within the text of events that will take place later in the story
paradox
an apparent contradiction
protagonist
the character whose quest forms the main idea of the plot.
climax
the turning point of a story; the highest point of interest or tension.
conflict
the problem that drives the plot of the story to its conclusion
denouement
the disentangling of the intricacies of the plot, the falling action.
antagonist
the villain of a story
exposition
the introduction of a story, where the author presents his characters in their setting and hints at the contral conflict.