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100

A statement that can be proven to be true is a...

FACT

100

"Don't spill the beans" is an example of what type of figurative language, AND what does it really mean?

It is an IDIOM that means, don't tell a secret or reveal the surprise.

100

The hero or good character in a story is called the...

protagonist

100

Words that have the same meaning are called...

Synonyms

100

What is meant by chronological order?

Time order or 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so on.

200

A statement that you can argue or disagree with is an...

OPINION

200

"Ricky could sleep through a tidal wave" is an example of what kind of figurative language?

Hyperbole

200

The evil of bad character in a story is called the...

antagonist

200

Words that have opposite meanings are called...

Antonyms

200

What are sound words called?

Onomatopoeia

300

If something is in time order we say it is in ________ order.

Chronological Order

300

"The spicy food danced across my tastebuds" is an example of what kind of figurative language?

Personification

300

There are five parts to a story plot.  Name all 5 in order.

Exposition

Rising Action

Climax

Falling Action

Resolution

300

Ha-ha-ha!  Words that are spelled the same, but are pronounced DIFFERENTLY depending on how they are used are called...

(Examples: bow, lead, does, minute, bass)

Homographs

300

What is the difference between the MOOD and the TONE of a story?

The TONE is the feeling or attitude the writer puts into a story.

The MOOD is how the story makes you feel.  The MOOD is the feeling or emotion you get when you read a story.

400

If you are asked to distinguish between two things, you must tell how the two things are...

DIFFERENT

400

"Ribbit!" the frog sang as he danced across the pond" is an example of that TWO types of figurative language.

ONOMATOPOEIA and PERSONIFICAITON

400

A story can be told from 3 different points of view. Name ALL three and give at least TWO pronouns that indicate the point of view.

First-person - I, me, mine, my

Second-person - you, your, yours

Third-person - he, his, her, hers, she, it, they, them

400

Words that are pronounced the same, but have different spellings and meanings are called...

(Examples: their, there, they're, - to, too, two)

Homophones

400

What do we call a character's spoken words?  These words are surrounded by quotation marks.

Dialogue

500

Another name for the author's purpose, or reason, for writing something is the athor's ____________.

INTENT or INTENTION

500

"Cathy is as cute as a kitten" is an example of what TWO types of figurative language?

SIMILE and ALLITERATION

500

A story can have many different conflicts or problems. What are the 5 types of story conflict we have learned in class?

person vs. person

person vs. self

person vs. society

person vs. nature

person vs. fate/destiny


500

What do we call the word parts added to the beginning AND the end of words?

Prefixes and Suffixes

500

Can you distinguish between foreshadowing and a flashback?  In otherwords, what is the difference between the two?

Foreshadowing is when an author gives hints about what will happen in the future.

A flashback is when a characer thinks back to what happened in the past, or when the sequence of a story travels back in time.

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