Flashcards in elements of literature pretest Deck (40):
a special kind of contrast between appearance and reality
written or spoken language that is not poetry
the use of words to create vivid pictures and ideas in the mind of the reader
characters, situations, and images that are recognizable in many times and cultures
a reference to a famous person, place, or event
a character that contrasts with another character to help highlight the traits of the character
the humorous use of a word emphasizing different meanings of the words they sound like
the short speech delivered to the audience by an actor in the play in which the other characters are not supposed to hear
a brief descriptive phrase used to characterize a particular person or thing
point of view
the perspective from which the story is told
the manner in which an author presents a character by using the character's actions, dialogue, description, or how other characters react to that character
the underlying idea or statement that the author is trying to convey
a poem of 14 iambic pentameter lines
something that means more than what it is
an interruption in a story in which an earlier event is told
the long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on a stage
clues hinting at what will happen later in the story
the writer's attitude toward his or her audience and the subject
a contradiction, paradox, or inconsistency
Because I feel like it
Mary Shelly had a sad life, three of her children died early.
What a good time we had!
Mailed the invitations on Monday.
We have a test in math tomorrow, on Monday we have an English quiz.
While Dad was sleeping, we decorated the house for his birthday party.
(While Dad was sleeping), [we decorated the house for his birthday party].
Although I tried to run away, my legs seemed made out of jelly, and the monster in my dream devoured me.
(Although I tried to run away), [my legs seemed made out of jelly], and [the monster in my dream devoured me].
It seemed impossible that he would run away from home, but his parents came to my house late at night looking for him.
[It seemed impossible] (that he would run away from home), but (his parents came to my house late at night looking for him).
Do you know when the train will arrive?
Do (you know) [when the train will arrive]?
Do you know what kind of ingredients goes into the food you eat?
Do (you know) [what kind of ingredients goes into the food you eat]?
My dad and I like burritos, so we're making them for dinner.
(My dad and I like burritos), (so we're making them for dinner).
Some trees and shrubs live and thrive for thousands of years.
Mr. Riggs is the substitute today; Ms. Carr is ll.
(Mr. Riggs is the substitute today); (Ms. Carr is ill).
On Monday, Jane read The Hunger Games and told all her friends about it afterward.
Despite the rain, we walked in the parade and enjoyed the celebration.
Before she planted the tomato seeds, Julia checked the nighttime temperatures.
[Before she planted the tomato seeds], (Julia checked the nighttime temperatures).
Since I read that book, I think about success all the time; it consumes my mind!
[Since I read that book], (I think about success) all the time; (it consumes my mind)!
Voters could not choose between the two candidates, so neither won.
(Voters could not choose between the two candidates), (so neither won).
When bees collect pollen, they fertilize the plants that they visit and make honey.
[When bees collect pollen], (they fertilize the plants that they visit and make honey).
It is difficult to use words like ameliorate in a sentence; however, I think that vocabulary can be helpful.
(It is difficult) to use words like ameliorate in a sentence; however, (I think) [that vocabulary can be helpful].