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Definitions.  1 st Person POV: The narrator is a character in the text (using I, me, we, us)  2 nd Person POV: The narrator speaks directly to the reader.

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1 Definitions

2  1 st Person POV: The narrator is a character in the text (using I, me, we, us)  2 nd Person POV: The narrator speaks directly to the reader (using you, your)  3 rd Person POV: The narrator is NOT a character in the text (using they, he, she)  Adjective: A word to describe a noun  Alliteration: The repetition of consonant sounds

3  Allusion: Referencing something in a story or essay  Analogy: A similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based  Antagonist: The person who is against the good guy (bad guy)  Argumentative Text: Writing about a claim that is supported by evidence  Atmosphere: The emotion of the setting

4  Climax: The turning point of the story  Compare: How two or more things are similar  Conflict: A problem that occurs in a story  Connotation: Cultural/personal understanding of a word  Context: The words in a written work that make up the meaning

5  Contrast: How two or more things are different  Denotation: Dictionary definition of a word  Dialogue: When two or more characters have a conversation in a story  Diction: The specific words chosen by an author in a text  Euphemism: Substituting a word/phrase with a similar meaning

6  Exposition: The beginning of a story where the protagonist, main conflict, and setting are introduced  Explanatory Text: Informational writing that explains a topic through research  Explicit: Fully and clearly stated  Expressive Text: Writing based on a personal experience (a narrative)  Falling Action: The action after the climax when events begin to calm down

7  Fiction: A work of the imagination (fake)  Flashback: When a character in a story retells a memory from his/her past  Foreshadowing: When the author gives you hints on what will occur later  Functional Text: Writing that holds a purpose in everyday life  Hyperbole: An extreme exaggeration

8  Imagery: When something you read is so descriptive you can picture it in your head  Implicit: To state without being specific  Inference: An explanation based on experience rather than a direct observation  Irony: The use of words to create meaning that is opposite its explicit meaning  Metaphor: Comparing two things not using like or as

9  Mood: The emotion of the story  Narrator: The individual who is telling a story  Non-Fiction: A work based on fact and research  Noun: A person, place, or thing  Omniscient: A narrator that is god-like or all- knowing

10  Onomatopoeia: A written sound effect  Oxymoron: Two words that imply an exact opposite meaning  Paradox: A contradictory argument  Parallelism: The repetition of a phrase, structure, or idea in a text  Personification: Giving human qualities to objects

11  Plot: The structure of a story, the storyline  Poetry: Writing focusing on the use of rhythm to heighten emotional impact in the reader  Primary Source: A source that relates information first-hand  Protagonist: The central character who matures in a story (good guy)  Reference: A cited source that supports an author’s opinion

12  Repetition: A word repeated in a sentence  Resolution: The end solution to the conflicts in a story  Rising Action: The series of conflicts that build to the climax  Secondary Source: A source that relates information second-hand  Setting: When and where a story takes place

13  Simile: Comparing two things using like or as  Symbolism: Representing an emotion or feeling with a symbol  Theme: The central idea of a story  Tone: The author’s attitude in his or her writing  Verb: an action – it’s what you do

14  Let’s remember one critical fact: our character cannot be anything without a conflict. Our conflict cannot be defined without a setting. A theme is not possible without all characteristics.  If I wanted to analyze the X-Men films, what elements could I analyze?


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