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Vocabulary Review

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4.The central idea(s) or insights about life suggested in a story. Themes are like the ‘moral of the story’ and can be suggested indirectly or stated directly by the author.
6.The repetition of the same sound at the beginning of nearby words.
8.The descriptions in a story that help us imagine things in a way that appeals to our senses.
9.This is when an author uses a ‘word’ to describe a sound, and the ‘word’ sounds a bit like the sound it’s being used to describe, (for example, ‘Wham’, ‘Pop’, ‘sizzle’, etc.)
11.A technique in which inanimate (non-living) objects or concepts are given human qualities, form, or actions.
14.The time and place of the action in a literary work (the “when” and “where”).
15.A literary device involving an unexpected sense of contrast (verbally, dramatically, or situationally)
16.A direct comparison made between two things that does not use ‘like’ or ‘as’.
1.A comparison between two things that uses ‘like’ or ‘as’.
2.The way the writer portrays or describes a character, (for example, through a character’s dialogue, actions and interactions, or thoughts.)
3.A hint is provided about important events that will occur later in the work.
5.The series of connected actions and events in a story. The plot usually includes rising action, conflict, climax, falling action, and the resolution.
7.The overall feeling created in a story by the writer— it refers to how the characters feel about their situation, and even refers to how you are made to feel when reading. It may be suggested by the writer’s choice of words, by events in the work, or by the physical setting.
10.This is the central struggle or problem of a story which moves the plot forward and motivates the central character(s).
12.The use of various literary techniques and story details to make the reader experience a sense of stress over what is going to happen next.
13.In a story, it is the height of tension in the conflict.

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