7th Grade ELA Final Exam 2013-2014

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  1. language used creatively to imply another meaning to to evoke emotions
    figurative language
  2. engages the five senses to create an accurate image in the mind of the reader. It creates an emotional connection to the story.
    imagery
  3. human attributes and qualities that are given to nonhuman or inanimate objects
    personification
  4. a comparison between two unlike things using specific words such as "like" or "as"
    simile
  5. a comparison between two unlike things without using specific words such as "like" or "as"
    metaphor
  6. extreme exaggeration that is used to make a point. It is not intended to be believable. From the Greek word for "excess"
    hyperbole
  7. words that are created to mimic sounds
    onomatopoeia
  8. a repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words
    alliteration
  9. a word or object that stands for another word or object. The object can be seen but the idea cannot be seen
    symbol
  10. a place, state, or condition that is ideally perfect in respect of politics, laws, customs, and conditions
    utopia
  11. a futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control
    dystopia
  12. from the Greek word for "good speech". a more agreeable or less offensive substitute for a generally unpleasant word or concept
    euphemism
  13. when a character has a problem with another character-often this is a physical problem such as a fight
    character versus character
  14. when a character struggles against a group of people or against a government
    character versus society
  15. when a character struggles to survive the the wild
    character versus environment
  16. circumstances of his birth are mysterious/ little is known about his childhood/ often has a mysterious death
    hero
  17. a hero who must make a sacrifice (often through his death) to return the land or people to their original condition
    scapegoat
  18. a character who offers worldly goods, fame, fortune, or knowledge to the protagonist in exchange for possession of his/her soul
    devil figure
  19. a character who needs to be saved by the hero
    damsel in distress
  20. a clown or mischief maker
    trickster
  21. a character who offers the hero advice/ symbolic of wisdom, spirituality, insight
    wise old man
  22. describes the descent of the hero from a higher to a lower state of being/ or an expulsion from some kind of paradise/ involves the lowering of the hero's spirituality
    fall
  23. the hero must perform some (superhuman) deed
    task
  24. a history of a person's life
    biography
  25. literature that is factual and true
    nonfiction
  26. a type of literature or film that is based primarily on documents, facts, and objective accounts of the event or person
    documentary
  27. a type of literature that may sound true or not but it is not considered to be factual; a story
    fiction
  28. when the author tells and shows the reader what the character is like
    characterization
  29. What are the three aspects of setting?
    • 1) the physical world of the story/text (place)
    • 2) the time in which the action of the story/text takes place
    • 3) the social environment of the characters
  30. when the protagonist must go into the earth or through some dark or supernatural world to gain some type of knowledge or to locate an item
    night (dark)  journey
  31. the search for someone or something that will restore the land to its original condition
    quest
  32. a character who often thwarts the hero because of her beauty-her goal is to get the hero off his quest
    temptress
  33. a character who is removed from a social group for some reason-often for a crime/he or she becomes a wanderer
    outcast
  34. symbolizes end of life or death or destruction
    sunset
  35. symbolizes unity or oneness
    circle
  36. symbolizes death and hopelessness
    desert
  37. symbolizes the journey of life
    road or path
  38. symbolizes growth, life or immortality
    tree
  39. symbolizes paradise and beauty
    garden
  40. symbolizes evil or corruption
    serpent
  41. can symbolize new life or youth
    sunrise
  42. symbolizes creative energy, passing of time
    sun
  43. symbolizes birth, purification, redemption, and growth
    water
  44. a character is having issues with himself- greed, jealousy, grief
    man versus self

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