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theme
message
genre
type of literature (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, folktale, fable, myth)
characters
people or animals in the story
plot
events, what happened
conflict
problem
resolution
how the problem is solved
conclusion
the end
introduction
the beginning
setting
where and when
author's purpose
why it was written
mood
feeling
tone
author's attitude
alliteration
repeats the same sound (sneaky snake)
onomatopoeia
sound, noise (boom, thud, ring)
simile
compares with like or as (He is as slow as a turtle. Her shirt is yellow like the sun.)
metaphor
compares without like or as (The clouds were a curtain in front of the sun.)
personification
animals or objects are given human qualities
hyperbole
exaggeration (He was so tall his head hit the clouds.)
imagery
describes using the senses (smell, touch, sight, hearing, taste)
novel
chapter book
fiction
did not really happen
non-fiction
true story
drama
play
poetry
expresses feelings and emotions, musical
myths
gods interfering in people's lives
compare and contrast
tell how things are alike and different
cause and effect
It rained (cause) and I got wet (effect).
end rhyme
rhyme at the end of 2 lines
(there was a cat
who was wearing a hat)
internal rhyme
rhyme inside a line of poetry (There was a man from Japan.)
rhyme scheme
pattern of rhymes at the end of lines
(There was a man A
from Japan A
he was sad B
and so was his dad B)
meter
pattern of syllables that make the rhythm
legend
story handed down about a person (hero)
main idea
big idea, most important message, the whole point of the story
autobiography
true story about your own life
biography
true story about someone else's life
chronological order
order that events happened in time
climax
most exciting part of a story, turning point
dialogue
words characters speak
" "
fable
teaches a lesson, animal characters
moral
the lesson
folk tale
a story passed on from generation to generation, set in the past
point of view
the opinion of the author, the perspective from which the story is told
topic sentence
tells the main idea of the paragraph
idiom
common phrase that says one thing but means another (These shoes cost me an arm and a leg.)
persuade
convince
stanza
a paragraph in a poem
symbol (symbolism)
something that stands for something else (flag symbolizes a country)
logical order
an order that's easy to understand