Literary Terms

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Setting

Where and when a story takes place

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Character

A person or animal in a story.

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Plot

The events that make up a story.

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Exposition

Introduces main characters, setting, and conflict

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Rising action

The plot begins to build as the conflict devolps

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Climax

The turning point of a story.

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Falling action

The events after the climax which focus on how the conflict is solved

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Resolution

The event that ties loose end together

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Inference

A conclusion based on the text and what you already know

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Conflict

A struggle between opposing characters or opposing forces in a story

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Problem -- Solution

Identifies at least one problem, offers one or more solutions to the problems, and explains the outcomes and the final result.

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Cause and Effect

Explains why something happens (causes) and shows the results of something (effects)

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Comparison/Contrast

Points out the similarities and/or diffrences; often uses a Venn Diagram

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Enumerating or Listing

Presents material according to certain criteria such as size, location, importance, or relatedness.

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Sequential or Chronological

Presents details in order in which they occur

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Concept/ Definiton

Presents an explination or defintion of a concept, brings the reader to an understanding of an idea

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Generalization

Presents a judjment made about something in the world based on what the writer has read,seen, or experienced

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Process

Explains a process and tells the reader how complete a certain task step by step

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Topic

General subject of a text

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Main Idea

The topic and what the author wants to say about the topic (both types)

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Supporting Details

The ideas and examples that support the main idea

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Explicit Main Idea

When the text states the main idea, usally the topic sentence.

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Implicit Main Idea

When the text does not state the main idea.You have to infer the main idea from all of the information included in the text

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Authors Craft

Is how the author decribes ideas, events, objects

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Word Choice

Is the deliberate use of certain to make sure the reader understands the message and purpose of a text.

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Imagery

Is the use of sensory words (words that cater to 5 senses sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound) to create an image in the reader's mind.

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Author's Purpose

Is the main reason why he or she has written a text. There are 3 categories.

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Persuade (Author's Purpose)

To convince a reader to believe or do something.

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Inform (Author's Purpose)

To give informationand/or explain.

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Entertain (Author's Purpose)

To provide an enjoyable story of poem.

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Literal Language

The words mean exactly what they say

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Figurative Language

The use of words that go beyond their ordinary meanings. It requires you to use your imagination

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Simile

A figure of speech comparing two diffrent things using the words like or as

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Metaphor

A figure of speech comparing two diffrent things withot using the words like or as.

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Onomatopoeia

A word or words that imitate a sound

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Personification

Giving human charcteristics to things that are not human

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Hyperbole

Figurative language where exaggeration is used for emphasis

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Alliteration

Figuatve language using the repetition of consontant.

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Idiom

An expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but must be learned as a whole.

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Dictionary

Provides the definition, Spelling, pronunciation, syllables, part of speech.

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Encyclopedia

Contains information on many subjects to include states, famous people, cities, animals, and objects

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Almanac

Contains the most up to date information on diffrent subjects weather reports, facts, statistics, current events, world records and reports and sports

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Atlas

A book of maps

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Internet

A global computer network where informationcan be found by acceessing the web by by doing "search"

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Thesaurus

Prvides the synonyms and antonymys of many words.

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Perodical

A newspaper or magazine

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Index

An alphabetical list or names, subject, ect. with iinferences to the places where the occur, typically found at the end of the book

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Glossary

A list of difficult words found in a text with a definition

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Prefix

Added to the beginning of a root to create a new meaning.

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Root

The core of a word gives the main meaning.

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Suffix

Added to the end of the of a root ,change of the meaning or indicates the part of speech.

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Context Clues

words, phrases, and sentences around a word that help readers discover the meaning of unfamiliar words.