9B English Vocabulary2
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(n.) what happens in a story.
- (n.) a story in which people, things and actions represents an idea or a generalization about life.
- Allegories often have a strong moral or lesson.
(n.) a reference to a familiar person, place, or thing.
(n.) a comparison of two or more similar objects, suggesting that if they are alike in certain respects, they will probably be alike in other ways too.
(n.) a short summery of a humorous event used to make a point.
(n.) a person or thing working against the main character.
(n.) a highly personal judgement.
(n.) an account of the life of an individual, classified as non-fiction or informational text.
(n.) a picture or an intimation of a person's feature or mannerism exaggerated in a comic or absurd way.
(n.) a person, animal, or object that takes part in the action of a literary work.The main or major character is the most important and central to the action. A minor of supporting character is one who takes part in the action, but is not the focus of attention.
(n.) a short piece of writting that reveals or shows something important about a person or fictional character.
- (n.) the method an author uses to reveal the characters and their various personalities. Two major methods:
- Direct- writer states the character's action and feelings.
- Indirect- writer depends on the reader to draw conclusions.
(n.) to quote as an example
- (n.) a direct quote from the text, as opposed to a generalized summary or statement.
- An acknowledgement and documentation of sources of information.
(n.) the high point, or turning point, in a story-usually the most intense point.
(n.) a text or response to reading text that identifies how much information presented has similar or different characteristics.
- (n.) the power or struggle in a story that triggers action. There are five basic types of conflicts:
- Person vs. Person- One character in a story has a problem with one or more of the other characters.
- Person vs. Society- A character has a problem with some elements of society. The law, the accepted way of doing things, and so on.
- Person vs. Nature- A character has a problem with some natural happening.
- Person vs. Fate- A character has to battle what seems to be an uncontrollable problem.
- Person vs. Self- A character has a problem deciding what to do in a particular situation.
(n.) the set of facts or circumstances surrounding an event or a situation in a piece of literature.
(n.) Information in the text that helps readers understand unfamiliar words or phrases, like drawings ore the definitions of words.
(n.) this is the main idea/focus that runs throughout the paper or text.
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