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Seventh Grade Terra Nova Review Literary Terms

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What is alliteration?

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The repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables (as wild and woolly, threatening throngs).

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What is onomatopoeia?

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The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.

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What is personification?

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A figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstractions are endowed with human qualities or are represented as possessing human form.

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What is rhyme?

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repetition of sounds at the ends of words

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What is figurative language?

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writing that is not meant to be taken literally

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What is an autobiography?

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a person's life story (nonfiction)

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What is a biography?

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a person's life story told by another person (nonfiction)

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What is a drama?

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fiction written to be performed by actors (plays)

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What is fiction?

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literature that is about imaginary characters and events, fake

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What is nonfiction?

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writing that presents and explains real people, places, or events, not fake

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What is character?

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a person/animal who takes part in the action of a literary work

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What is conflict?

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a problem in a story between characters

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What is flashback?

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an interruption in fiction that relates an event from an earlier time

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What is foreshadowing?

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the use of clues that suggest events that have yet to happen

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What is symbolism?

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When one thing represents something else

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What is a short story?

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a brief work of fiction

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What is a myth?

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a fictional story using gods and goddesses

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What is a fable?

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a story using animal characters that teaches a lesson

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What is an anecdote?

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a brief story about an interesting or amusing event

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What is a novel?

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a long work of fiction

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What is point of view?

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the perspective from which a story is told

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What is first person point of view?

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When the narrator is in the story, pronouns such as I and we are used

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What is omniscient point of view?

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The narrator is all knowing

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What is suspense?

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a feeling of anxious uncertainty about the outcome of events in a literary work

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What is implied theme?

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a central message in a literary work that is not clearly stated, the reader must analyze what the author is trying to teach them

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What is dialect?

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the form of a language spoken by people in a certain region

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What is genre?

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a type of literature

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What is imagery?

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a word/phrase that appeals to one or more of the five senses

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What is a simile?

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comparison of two unlike things using like or as

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What is a metaphor?

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comparison of two unlike things NOT using like or as

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