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flashback
where the author suddenly interrupts the flow of the story to jump back to earlier events
symbolism
when a writer uses one thing to represent another
foreshadowing
occurs when the writer warns you of something that will happen in the future
personification
where the writer gives objects or natural forces (like the wind) human feelings and characteristics
central problem
main problem that the main character faces in the story
sequence
order in which things happen in a story
theme
something a story teaches you
plot
what happens in a story
mood
the way a story makes you feel
characters
people in a story
resolution
how a central problem is solved
simile
comparing two things using the words "like" or "as"
setting
when and where the story takes place
figurative language
poetic language- using words and phrases in an unususl way where they don't mean exactly what they say
metaphor
comparing one thing to another without using the words "like" or "as"
dictionary
single most useful reference book
it tells you how to spell words and what they mean
thesaurus
a special kind of dictionary of synonyms
some may contain antonyms
glossary
word lists that appear at the end of books
contain terms
encyclopedia
contain information in alphabetical order
specialized encyclopedias such as a sports encyclopedia deals with a particular field
atlas
contains maps of the whole world or of a particular region

there are specialized atlases such as road atlases or historical atlases
PSSA READING vocab. grade 5
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