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1 Ms. Tripkens English I EOC Terms

2 Alliteration The repetition of consonant sounds Falling Action The action that takes place after the climax; where the conflict begins to face resolution

3 Allusion An indirect reference/hint Fiction Writing about imaginary characters and events

4 Antagonist The bad guy or character that opposes the protagonist Figurative Language Writing not meant to be taken literally

5 Assonance The repetition of vowel sounds Foreshadowing Hints to future events

6 Atmosphere The mood and tone created by the author Genre Type of writing – Drama, Horror, Poetry, etc.

7 Ballad A poem narrating a story; usually sung – The Ballad of Gilligans Island The Ballad of Gilligans Island

8 Bias Slanted views Homeric Simile A long comparison using like or as; used by Homer

9 Character The people/things in a story Imagery Words that ignite your senses

10 Characterization The description of characters Inference Using evidence to make a conclusion

11 Climax The highest point of interest in a story Meter The repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry

12 Conflict The issue or problem in a story Mood The way a story makes the reader feel

13 Connotation The emotions a word arouses Denotation The dictionary definition of a word

14 Dialogue Conversation between characters Drama A play

15 Verbal Irony When a character says one thing, and means another; sarcasm Dramatic Irony When the audience knows something the characters dont

16 Situational Irony The outcome of a story is the opposite of what is expected Epic A long narrative poem about a superhuman character

17 Exposition The beginning of a story where the background is stated Metaphor Comparison of two things NOT using like or as

18 Moral The lesson taught in a story Narrative Writing that tells a story

19 Nonfiction True stories Novel A long, fictional story

20 Onomatopoeia Imitation sounds – Buzz, Wham! Personification Giving human characteristics to non-human things

21 Poem Writing that takes on the nature of speech and song Plot The sequence of events in a story

22 First Person Point of View The narrator is a character in the story Second Person POV The narrator is giving directions – Not used in stories – EX: recipe book

23 Third Person Limited POV The narrator is an outsider from the story, but only knows the thoughts of ONE of the characters Third Person Omniscient POV The narrator is an outsider and knows the thoughts of ALL characters

24 Protagonist The hero or good guy in a story Purpose The reason for a story

25 Repetition Similar sounds Resolution When the conflict is resolved

26 Rhyme Repetition of sounds at the end of words Rhyme Scheme A pattern of rhyming in poetry

27 Rising Action Where the plot begins to get interesting and build to the climax Round Character A character that is constantly changing

28 Scene The setting of a story Setting When/where a story takes place

29 Short Story A short piece of literature that features a plot Simile A comparison of two things using like or as

30 Stage Directions Italicized words that tell actors what to do in a play Stanza The paragraph in a poem

31 Static Character A character that stays the same through the story Surprise Ending The ending of a story that one didnt expect

32 Suspense Unexpectedness Symbol An item that stands for something else – A cross stands for religion

33 Theme The idea in a story Tone The authors voice while writing

34 Tragedy A type of story that features a noble person falling due to a tragic weakness


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