Desert Hills 7th Grade ELA Review
a list at the back of a book, explaining or defining difficult or unusual words and expressions used in the text
an alphabetized list at the end of a book giving the page or pages on which specific items are mentioned
table of contents
lists the topics in a document along with their page numbers found at the front of the text
the written list of all the books used in a report or book
short description of a picture
a picture drawn to explain an idea
the style or category of literature (realistic fiction, myth, fairy tale, horror, biography,...)
language using figures of speech; language that cannot be taken literally or only literally. (metaphor, simile, symbol, personification etc)
words that imitate sounds
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
giving human qualities to animals or objects
an extreme exaggeration used to make a point
comparison made between two things to show how they are alike
an expression with a meaning different from the literal meaning of the individual words.
comparing two unlike things without using like or as
comparing two unlike things using like or as
the words spoken by characters in a book, movie, or play
the first part of plot; provides the reader with setting, character, tone and mood.
the series of conflicts or struggles that build a story toward a climax.
the point of highest interest in a literary work; the turning point.
events after the climax, leading to the resolution
the final unraveling or solution of the plot; where loose ends are tied up.
the time and place of a story
the general atmosphere created by the author's words. It is the feeling the reader gets from reading those
The author's attitude toward the writing (his characters, the situation) and the readers. (anger, sarcastic, humorous etc.)
conflict that involves a character struggling with emotional or mental obstacles within him/herself
conflict that involves a character wrestling with exterior obstacles, such as other people, forces of nature, or a society's beliefs
character vs self
internal conflict - main character must overcome struggles within himself
character vs character
external conflict - main character struggles with the actions, reactions, motivations of another character or characters
character vs nature
external conflict - main character is tormented by natural forces such as storms or animals
character vs society
external conflict - main character struggles againist a group who symbolize society's beliefs
the central idea of a literary work; often an insight about human life.
1st person point-of-view
the main character tells the story
3rd person point-of-view
the narrator is outside the characters and tells us what is happening in the story
the main character who must overcome obstacles and resolve the conflict
a character, or force, in conflict with the main character
a character who undergoes an important inner change (personality or attitude)
a character who undergoes little or no inner change
a complex character; shows several sides to their personality
a one dimensional character; can be described in one or two characteristics
the basic word you start with before adding prefixes or suffixes
a syllable or word that comes before a root word to change its meaning
follows a word root to change its meaning or part of speech
a word that means the same as another word
a word that means the opposite of another word
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