English 9

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Personificationis a figure of speech where human qualities are given to animals, objects or ideas.
Metaphoris a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect, thus highlighting the similarities between the two.
Similea figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared,as in “she is like a rose.”.
Alliterationthe occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Themehe subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic.
Characterizationis the concept of creating characters for a narrative.
Climaxturning point of a narrative work is its point of highest tension or drama or when the action starts in which the solution is given.
Rising Actiona series of events build toward the point of greatest interest.
Settings the environment in which a story or event takes place.
Resolutionthe action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.
ConflictPerson VS. Person: A situation in which two characters have opposing desires or interests. Person VS. Machine: contemporary type of conflict, this situation results from humans involved in a struggle with manmade machines. Person VS. Nature: protagonist is pitted against nature Person VS. Society: protagonist has a strong belief against the majority of the community or surroundings and decides to act on it.
Imageryvisually descriptive or figurative language
IronyVerbal: when the speaker says one thing but means the opposite Dramatic: when the reader or audience knows something a character does not Situational: when there is a disparity between what is expected and what actually occurs
Foreshadowingbe a warning or indication of (a future event).
Moodelement that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions.
Poltsed to describe the events that make up a story or the main part of a story.
Point of View1st: person point of view- the narrator is a character in the story (use of ‘I’) 3rd person limited:is a method of storytelling in which the narrator knows only the thoughts and feelings of a single character, while other characters are presented only externally. 3rd person omniscient: the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story, as opposed to third person limited
Protagonistthe leading character or one of the major characters in a drama, movie, novel, or other fictional text.
Speakerthe person or thing that is speaking
Symbolone thing (object, person, place) used to represent something else
Tonethe author’s attitude toward the subject of a work.
VoiceVoice is the author's style, the quality that makes his or her writing unique, and which conveys the author's attitude, personality, and character; Voice is the characteristic speech and thought patterns of a first-person narrator
Prewritingpreparatory work for a piece of writing, as idea formulation, an outline, or research.
Editingprepare (written material) for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it.
Revisingreread work done previously to improve one's knowledge of a subject, typically to prepare for an examination.
Thesisis a statement in a non-fiction or a fiction work that a writer intends to support and prove.
Introductory Paragraphis the first paragraph of your essay
Concluding Paragraphis the last paragraph in an academic essay and generally summarizes the essay, presents the main idea of the essay, or gives an overall solution to a problem or argument given in the essay.
Homophonesa word that when pronounced seems similar to another word but has a different spelling and meaning Examples: Their, There, They’re Your. You’re
Transitionsare words and phrases that provide a connection between ideas, sentences and paragraphs.
FANBOYSA conjunction is a joiner, a word that connects (conjoins) parts of a sentence. For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So
Foilused to describe a character, it means that that character serves to highlight one or more attributes of another character
Tragic Herocharacter who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction.
Punis a play on words in which a humorous effect is produced by using a word that suggests two or more meanings or by exploiting similar sounding words having different meanings.
Comic Reliefis the inclusion of a humorous character, scene, or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension.
Asidehappens when a character's dialogue is spoken but not heard by the other actors on the stage.
Soliloquyis a popular literary device often used in drama to reveal the innermost thoughts of a character
Antagonistis a character or a group of characters which stand in opposition to the protagonist or the main character.
Allusionis a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance. It does not describe in detail the person or thing to which it refers.
Tragic Flawa trait in a character leading to his downfall and the character is often the hero of the literary piece.

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