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Mrs.Burks' and Mrs. Cole's favorite reading and language arts terms


..., an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)


..., a conversation between two persons


..., repetition of beginning sound in poetry


..., a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as


..., comparison using like or as


..., A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes


..., Grouping of lines

rhyme pattern

..., is the pattern of rhyming lines in a poem or song. It is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme.


..., a brief story that leads to a moral, often using animals as characters

folk tale

..., a story passed down from person to person by word of mouth


..., A section of a piece of writing, dealing with one topic


..., a list of difficult words and their meanings that are in a book


an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed

chronological order

the order in which events happen in time

chart, graphs, map, diagram

...a way to display information


..., a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them


..., a book containing a classified list of synonyms


..., the form of a word after all affixes are removed


..., An expression that cannot be understood if taken literally (ex- "Get your head out of the clouds").

figurative language

..., writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally


..., any word, phrase or sentence that reads the same backward or forward


..., a humorous play on words

multiple meaning

..., when words have more than one meaning


..., Words with opposite meanings


A word that means the same as another word


two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)

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