Vocabulary
Nimona
Literary Terms
Argumentative Essay
Text Analysis
100

a very smart person

genius

100

True or false: Nimona dies at the end of the story.

False

100

a problem in a story

conflict

100

(At least) how many paragraphs should an argumentative essay be?

five

100

How many paragraphs should a text analysis be?

two (or three)

200

a story people tell about someone that may not be true

rumor

200

True or false: Nimona puts poison apples in the market.

True

200

description of a character

characterization

200

True or false: The introduction of your essay should include evidence from the text.

False

200

What is a central idea?

The main idea, what the writer is trying to tell us, or the message the writer wants to communicate

300

poisonous, dangerous, or deadly

toxic

300

True or false: Nimona got her shapeshifting powers from a witch.

False (she lied!)

300

time and place

setting

300

This is another word for your opinion, what you think, or your side

claim

300

The first paragraph of your text analysis should be about this

a central idea
400

nervous or afraid someone is out to get you

paranoid

400

What is the name of Ballister Blackheart's old friend who is now his enemy?

Ambrosius Goldenloin

400

when a story goes back in time to show the reader what happened in the past

flashback

400

This paragraph is a short summary of what you've already said

conclusion

400
In the second paragraph of your text analysis, you must choose one ______________ and find evidence of how the writer uses it

literary term/element/technique/device

500

to throw away; put in the trash

dispose of

500

Name one conflict in Nimona.

(Answers will vary.)

500

when the writer gives us a hint or clue about what might happen later in the story

foreshadowing

500

In this paragraph, you talk about the other side's opinion

counterclaim

500

Give three examples of literary terms.

conflict, characterization, flashback, foreshadowing, setting, theme, etc.

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