Main Idea and Cause and Effect
Conflict
Miscellaneous
Plot
Figurative Language
100

One to two words that explain the subject being discussed.

What is topic/subject?

100

Sofia is being bullied at school by Emma.

What is man vs. man?

100

Type of nonfiction which is a story of one's own life.

What is autobiography?

100

The highest point of interest, the place where ideas are drawn together, an important turning point in a series of actions, or the most forceful event in a story.

What is the climax?

100

When you compare to unlike things using the words like or as.

What is a simile?

200

Why something happens. It brings about the effect.

What is the cause?

200

In literature, a struggle between two opposing forces.

What is conflict?

200

A prefix that means life.

What is bio?

200

Concludes the action and ensures that all important plot lines have been tied up.

What is the resolution?

200

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

What is onomatopoeia?

300

The central point of a piece of writing.

What is the main idea?

300

John is afraid of flying in a plane, but it is his only choice if he wants to see his grandfather before he passes away.

What is man vs. himself?

300

Books that are about real things, people, events, and places.

What is nonfiction?

300

The beginning of the story, where the characters and setting are introduced.

What is exposition?

300

Punctuation used in a narrative to indicate speech.

What are quotation marks?

400

The effect of this sentence: The wasteful energy use of many Americans has contributed to climate change.

What is climate change?

400

Jack must survive a cold winter in the wilderness.

What is man vs. nature?

400

An essential trait of many types of literature that helps the reader understand the subject in context to the historical time period and place he or she was born in.

What is setting?

400

Events in a story that build up the conflict.

What are rising action events?

400

Compares two unlike things but does not use like or as.

What is a metaphor?

500

A fact, a statement, a quote, or event, that backs up a key idea.

What is a supporting detail/evidence?

500

Jemelie is opposed to the arranged marriage with Rakesh that her parents and whole family expect her to have because she wants to study medicine.

What is man vs. society?

500

A prefix that means to write.

What is graph?

500

Events that lead up to the resolution of a story.

What are falling action events?

500

Giving an object or an animal human traits.

What is personification?

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