Poetry
Drama
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Reading Terms 1
Reading Terms 2
100
In poetry the voice that "talks" to you through the poem.
What is speaker.
100
The written conversation between two or more charcters. In Drama, stories are told primarily through this.
What is dialogue?
100
What resource do you use to help you define words that you don't understand?
What is Dictionary.
100
Words and/or phrases that appeal to the reader's five senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste.
What is imagery or sensory details?
100
A feeling of growing tension and excitement felt by a reader. It helps make a reader curious about the outcome of a story or an event within a story. It keeps the reader "on their toes".
What is suspense?
200
A group of two or more lines that form a unit in a poem. It is also compared to a paragraph in other forms of genre.
What is stanza.
200
Given in the script of a play and appearing in parentheses and in italic type: these are the instructions given to the actors, director, and stage crew.
What are stage directions?
200
A comparison of two unlike things using the words like or as.
What is simile.
200
A person, place, object, or activity that stands for something beyond itself.
What is a symbol?
200
The feeling that a writer creates for a reader. If you were reading an R.L. Stine novel it would put you in a frightening __________.
What is mood?
300
A comparison of two unlike things without using the words like or as.
What is metaphor.
300
The time and place of a story.
What is setting?
300
The giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea.
What is personification?
300
A message about life or human nature that a writer wants you to understand. The point the writer is trying to make. Ex: "Even a hero can fail" or "An act of kindness can make a difference in a person's life"
What is theme?
300
An interruption of the action to present events that took place at an earlier time. A pause in the story to bring some of the past events back. This helps provide information that can help a reader better understand a character's current situation.
What is flashback?
400
A figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphsis or humorous effect.
What is Hyperbole?
400
The voice that tells or carries the story.
What is a narrator?
400
A form of language that is spoken in a particular place or by a particular group of people. Ex."Same Here. It ain't natural not to think about the fight."
What is dialect?
400
A logical guess that is made based on information an author gives you and your own knowledge and experience.
What is inference?
400
The series of events in a story. It includes an exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
What is plot?
500
List at least three "Sound Devices".
What are either Alliteration, Assonance, Meter, Onomatopoeia, Repetition, Rhyme, Rhythm.
500
People, animals, or creatures who take part in the action of a story.
Who are characters?
500
Read, Re-Read, Create margin notes and/or summarize, and Prove all answers with textual evidence.
What are steps for the Reading STAAR Test.
500
A writer gives hints or clues that suggest future events in a story.
What is foreshadowing?
500
Author's write to: inform, persuade, entertain, explain, or express thoughts or feelings.
What is author's purpose?
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