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tone

the authors attitude toward his/her subject

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perspective

the power to see or think of things in there true relationship to each other

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dialogue

a conversation be two or more people

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poetry style

a common speech and literature

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rhyming words

have the same ending sounds

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free verse

a poem that has no rhyme to it

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symbolism

an object that means or stands for something

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stanza

a group of lines in a poem

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supporting evidence

information read that helps you determine the answer to a question

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figurative language

language authors use to describe that is often not taken seriously

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simile

comparison between two unlike things that uses "like" or "as"

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metaphor

comparison between two unlike things that DOES NOT use like or as

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personification

an animal,object,force of nature,or idea that is given human characteristics

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hyperbole

using extreme exaggeration to express an idea

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idiom

an expression that means something different from the literal meaning

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alliteration

repetition of the beginning constant sound of words

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plot

the sequence of events in a story,play,or poem

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literary elements

parts of literature that make up a story

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flashback

an interruption to a story that tells about something that happens earlier in time

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imagery

descriptive language that appeals to our senses

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foreshadowing

clues in the reading that will prepare the reader for events that will happen later

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irony

a contrast between the way things seem and the way they really are

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internal conflict

a struggle between feelings inside the main character

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external conflict

aa character struggles against an outside force such as nature,society,or another person

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theme

the main message of a story or poem that often expresses a life lesson

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main idea

the most important idea

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inference(infer)

information based on what you read and what you already know

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conclusion

making a decision based on what you read and what you know

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distraught

agitated with doubt or mental conflict

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apprehensive

viewing the future with anxiety or alarm

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transgression

an infringement or violation of a law,command,or duty

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chastise

to criticize severely;to rebuke

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nondescript

lacking distinctive or interesting qualities

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reprieve

to give relief or deliverance to for a time

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meticulously

extremely careful

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acquisition

the cognitive process of gaining skill or knowledge

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crescendo

a gradual increase,especially in the volume or intensity of sound

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requisitioned

requested something to be furnished

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excruciating

very intense;agonizing

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conspicuous

attracting attention

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conveyance

the moving of items from one place to another

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petitioned

formally requested

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carnage

great and bloody slaughter(as in battle)

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receptacle

one that receives and contains something;a container

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empowered

given legal power or rights

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steathily

secretively;furtively

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foliage

a cluster of leaves,flowers,and branches

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imploring

calling upon in supplication,beseeching;begging for urgently or anxiously