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Dialogue
Conversation between two or more people
Simile
A comparison between 2 unlike things using like or as
Metaphor
A comparison between 2 unlike things without using like or as
Chronological
In time order
First person
A point of view using I or me
Sensory details
Description that appeals to the 5 senses
The 5 senses
Sight, Hearing, Smell, Touch, Taste
Imagery
Description that creates a picture in the reader's mind
Introduction
The first paragraph
Conclusion
The last paragraph in an essay
Narrator
The person who tells the story
Personification
Giving human-like qualities to inanimate objects
Climax
The height of the action in a story
Conflict
The problem in a story
Characters
The individuals who carry out the actions in a story
Plot
The series of events in a story
Setting
The where and when a story takes place
Quotation marks
the punctuation marks that encircle dialogue
Reflection
Thinking back to something with careful consideration
Anecdote
A brief personal story
Short snappy sentence
A brief sentence used for effect
Transition
Words that help the paragraphs flow together
Connectives
Words that link one idea to another
Adjective
A word that describes a noun
Adverb
A word that describes a verb
Paragraph
A group of sentences written together on a similar topic
Tone
The attitude of the writer
Syntax
Sentence structure
Diction
Word choice
Narrative
A story

Exposition

The beginning of a story

Inciting Incident

The point in the story when the conflict is introduced

Rising action

The build up of tension in a story

Falling action

The part of the story where loose ends are tied up

Resolution

The end of a story

Onomatopoeia

Zap, Bang, Crash, Shatter

Hyperbole

an extreme exaggeration

Oxymoron

Two contradictory words next to one another for effect

Connotation

the deeper meaning of a word

Denotation

The dictionary definition of a word

Rhyme

When words have the same "end sound"

Assonance

The repetition of vowel sounds in a line of poetry

Consonance

The repetition of consonants in the middle or ends of words in a line of poetry

Alliteration

When words near each other start with the same sound

Sonnet

A 14 line poem in iambic pentameter

Rhythm

When words are arranged to make a pattern or a beat

Haiku

A 3 line poem, 17 syllables, about nature

Senryu

A 3 line poem, 17 syllables, about people or man-made things

Lyrics

A poem set to music

Ekphrastic

Poetry inspired by art

Poet

The writer of a poem

Free Verse

A poem with no set rhythm or rhyme

Blank verse

A poem in iambic pentameter with no rhyme scheme

Couplet

Two lines of rhyming poetry grouped together

Octave

Eight lines of poetry

Sestet

Six lines of poetry

Quatrain

4 lines of poetry

Irony

When the opposite of what you expect happens

Author

A person who writes stories

Line

A "sentence" in a poem

Stanza

A "paragraph" in a poem; a group of lines

Foreshadowing

Hints at what will happen later in the story

Mood

The way the text makes the reader feel; atmosphere

Direct Characterization

When the author says things specifically about a character

Indirect Characterization

When the author implies things about a character though their actions

Pronoun

Words that replace a noun. ex- "I, he, she, you"