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Climax
the high point or the most exciting part of a story or a selection
Contrast
to show the differences between two objects or characters
Compare
to show the likeness between two objects or characters
Analyze
to examine in detail or to discover meaning
Expression
the process of making known one's thoughts or feelings
Classify
to arrange or organize
Attitude
an expression of feelings
Consecutive
following one after the other in order
Ancient
opposite of modern
Effect
the result of an action
Column
a vertical arrangement of text
Italics
slanted print that highlights certain words
Advantages
benefits
Fable
a selection that teaches a lesson; has animals as characters
Author's Purpose
the author's reason for writing a story or a selection. It is usually to persuade, to inform, or to entertain
Article
a written piece in a magazine or paper
Imagery
vivid descriptive language
Contribution
an article or illustration given to a publication
Convey
to communicate or make known
Alliteration
same sound or same letter repetition
quotation
a passage quoted from a book, speech, etc
foreshadowing
hints given by the author about what might happen later on in the story
chronological
arrangement by order of time or occurence
genre
a type of literature
flashback
where an author revisits a previous part of the story
point of view
a perspective from which a story is told
mood
the feeling the author wants you to have
narrator
the person speaking or telling the story
inference
to make an educated guess based on hints given by the author; to read between the lines
predict
to make an educated guess on what might happen later on in the story
stereotyping
uses common beliefs to make a blanket statement that is sometimes unfair
opinion
a view or judgment not necessarily based on fact
neutral
not taking a side in an argument or not feeling one way or another
theme
main idea or topic of a story
modern
relating to recent times or the present
misleading
giving the wrong idea or impression
method
a means or manner of procedure
generalization
a general statement or concept obtained by inference from specific cases
mention
to refer to something briefly
quotation marks
a form of punctuation used to set off dialogue
Bold Print
dark print used to highlight or emphasize certain words
Approximately
nearly, about, or a close estimate
Characteristics
personality traits or certain qualities
Bi
prefix meaning two
Bio
prefix meaning life
Personification
giving animals human-like characteristics
Simile
a comparison between two things using like or as
Metaphor
a comparison between two things not using like or as
Sensory Perceptions
understandings one comes to using the five senses
Selection
a piece of writing
Represent
to stand for or present
Replace
to take or fill the place of; to substitute for something
Relevant Information
necessary information to solve a problem
Relate
to tell or to have a sympathetic relation with another; to connect
Reinforce
to strengthen or support
Referred
to direct the attention or thoughts of
React
respond or behave in a particular way in response to something
Curious
eager to learn or know something
Convince
to persuade; to make someone agree with you
Determines
to decide or to settle
Moral
the lesson a story teaches
Persuasive
tending or having the power to make others believe something
Motivate
to give incentive to
Myth
a story that tells how something came to be; usually has a hero or elements of magic
Influence
an effect of one person or thing on another
Technique
a way of carrying out a particular task
Qualities
characteristics or character traits
Impression
a strong or favorable effect
Strategy
a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim
Integrating
combine with another so that they become one whole
Personality
traits; character traits
Priorities
rank by order of importance
Reference
a direction of attention to a passage elsewhere or to another book or document
Humorous
funny
Passage
the portion or section of a written work
Potentially
with the possibility of becoming actual
Demonstrate
to describe or explain through examples
Subheading
a heading given to a subsection of a piece of writing
Plot
the plan of a story
Process
a series of steps or actions taken to achieve an end