9th grade english mid term study guide

Theme
the larger idea of a writers work

setting
The time, place, and environment in which action takes place

mood
the emotional atmosphere of the story

characterization
the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character

point of veiw
the perspective, or outlook, from which a writer tells the story

conflict
a problem in the story

plot
the events that happen along the course of a story.

literary device
techniques used by writers to stir emotion in their audience

imagery
the use of language to evoke the readers five senses

irony
the dramatic disparity between what is expected and what proves to be true

symbolism
the use of images, events, or charicteristics in a narritive for dramatic and thematic effect

figurative language
is the crafting of text in such a way that provokes a response in the audience

extended metaphor
caparison between tho things that runs through the entire work

allusion
referance to a specific place, historical event, literary figure, or work of art.

foreshadowing
involves giving the audience a glimpse of what is going to happen in a story

allegory
story were the charectors and the setting represents ideas and beliefs

memoir
a record of a single period in someones life

autobiography
story of someones life in their own words

sciencfiction
uses other planets and space to predict the future

skimming
a wato quickly absorb material, paying attention to illustrations, key words and phrases

scanning
means of searching for a particular term or word

primary source
is any info created at the time something happens

secondary resource
historical or info sources built up (after the fact)

dictonary
give definitions

thesauruses
shows antynyms and synonyms

narritive
a story with a begining middle and end

nonfiction
true stories or writings

epics
long story poems that tell of extraodinary deeds by supernatural charectors

ballads
tell a stor in a song

lyric poem
conveys an exact mood or feeling to the reader

poetic devices
used to enhance the effectiveness of poetry

personifaction
i give human qualities to nonhuman things

simile
uses like or as

hyperbole
another way of saying a figure of speech

alliteration
repeat initial consonant sounds

onomonopoea
A word whose sound suggests its meaning.
Bzzzzzz or woooshh goes the water

dialogue
is conversation between 2 charectors that moves the plot forward in a drama or comedy

monologue
speech givin by one charicter speaking directly to the audiance