Figurative Language
Fiction Terms
Nonfiction Terms
Poetry
Wild Card
100
A comparison using "like" or "as" Ex. "Life is like a box of chocolates."
What is a simile?
100
A conversation between two or more people.
What is dialogue?
100
The main idea or main point that the author is making, or what the text is mostly about.
What is the central idea?
100

an object, person, situation, event, or action that represents something else.

What is a Symbol/Symbolism?

100
The feeling created by a piece of literature. Ex. Joyful, Mournful
What is mood?
200
Direct comparison Ex. "The front is a cage."
What is a metaphor?
200
Clues that hint at what is going to happen later in the plot.
What is foreshadowing?
200
When an author is instructing, entertaining, or persuading the reader.
What is the purpose?
200

Phrasing that goes beyond the literal meaning of words to get a message or point across. 

(Ex: simile, idiom, metaphor, etc)

What is figurative language?

200
The author/speaker's attitude toward the subject.
What is tone?
300
Gives human characteristics to non-humans. Ex. "The trees whispered in the breeze."
What is personification?
300

The moral or lesson that the story is trying to teach/convey.

What is theme?

300
The act of coming to a conclusion based on facts or making and educated guess.
What is an inference?
300

Read the title and ask, "what can this tell me about the poem?"

What is the first step to reading a poem? 

300
When a character struggles with an internal or external force.
What is a conflict?
400
A statement that is not meant to be taken literally. Ex. "Are you pulling my leg?"
What is an idiom?
400

Indirect (STEAL) and direct

What is characterization? 

400
How a passage is organized. Ex. Compare and contrast, cause and effect, etc.
What is structure?
400
The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close to one another. broken baby bottle
What is alliteration?
400
When two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect Ex. Living death, jumbo shrimp
What is an oxymoron?
500
Extreme exaggeration. Ex. "I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse."
What is a hyperbole?
500

The positive or negative feelings/emotions that are associated with a word.

What is connotation?

500
The use of a question for persuasion that doesn't really need to be answered by the reader.
What is a rhetorical question?
500
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme.
What are couplets?
500

Then, also, in addition, furthermore, first, etc. 

What are transition words? 

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