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alliteration
The repetition of neighboring consonant sounds in neighboring words.
Paul's pink pig picks posies.
allusion
A reference in literature to a familiar person, place, or event.
antonym
A word that is the opposite of another word.
analysis
The process or result of identifying the parts of the whole and their relationships to one another.
characterization
The method an author uses to reveal his characters and their personalities.
compare
To show common or differing features
context clues
Information from the reading that identifies a word or group of words.
figurative language
Language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling.
focus
The center of interest or attention
genre
A category used to identify literary works, usually by form, technique, or content (prose, poetry, etc.)
graphic organizer
a diagram or pictorial device that shows relationships
homophone
A word that is pronounced the same but has a different meaning.
(hair, hare) (scale [musical], scale [fish] )
hyperbole
an exaggeration or over statement
I was so hungry I could eat a horse.
idiom
An expression that has a meaning that cannot be understood if taken literally
Get on the ball.
informational passage
nonfiction selection
irony
The use of a word or phrase to mean the exact opposite of its literal or usual meaning.
When someone spills something and you say, " Real nice".
literary conflict
the struggle that grows out of the interplay of the two opposing forces in a plot
literary devices
tools used by the author to enliven and provide voice to writing such as dialogue and alliteration
literary elements
The essential techniques used in literature, such as characterization, setting, plot, and theme
literary structures
the author's method of organizing text, such as foreshadowing and flashbacks
metaphor
The comparison of two unlike things with out using like or as
narrative
a story, actual or fictional, expressed orally or in writing
narrative passage
text in any form that tells a story
paraphrase
restate the text or passage in other words often to clarify meaning or show understanding
personification
an object or abstract idea that is given human qualities or form
The flowers danced in the wind.
phonics
the relationship between letters and sounds
point of view
the vantage point from which the story is told
purpose statement
a statement used to establish the reason for reading a passage, article, or story
satire
a literary tone used to ridicule or make fun of human vice or weakness
simile
the comparison of two unlike things using like or as
I am as hungry as a horse.
synonym
words that have similar meanings
(grief, sadness)
theme
the major idea of a literary work
onomatopoeia
words that sound like the noise that they are
buzz, woosh
fact
statement that can be proved to be true
opinion
statement based on thoughts or emotions
slang
language used that is not grammatically corect
meter
the beat in a poem
literary elements
The essential techniques used in literature, such as characterization, setting, plot, and theme
rhyme
ending lines in a verse with the same sound