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what is the concentration comp eatsblished by the nazis?

Auschwitz

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what word means prison in paris?

Bastille

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what was the fort called in a chaple in san antanio?

Alamo

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what refers to the langauge that decribes concepts rather than concrete images?

Abstract

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what word means extended narrative in prose or verse?

Allegory

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what word means short and simple in an narrative of an incident?

Anecdote

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what explanatory notes gets added to a text to explain?

Annoation

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what means the presentetion of two constructing images?

Antithesis

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what means short and often witty in a statement?

Annorism

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the word usally used in poetry but sometimes in a prose.

Apostrapbe

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what writing attempts to prove the point of view?

Argumentation

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harsh award, or sounds used in potery or prose its the opposite of euphony

Cacophony, Dissonance

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descriptive writing that greatly exaggerates a specific feature of a persons apperance

Caricature

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a word or pharse using slang in everyday conversatation

Colloquiallism

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quailty of a piece of writing in which all the parts devolpe a central idea

coherence

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langauge that desribes people, places, rather than ideas or qualities

concrete language

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implied or suggested meaning of a word

connatation

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repetion id identical constant sounds with in two or more words

consonance

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a riddle whose answer is or involves apun pacdox or a diffcult problem

concundrum

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the process of moving from a general rule to a example

deduction

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literal meaning of a word as defined

denotation

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the picturing in words of something or someone

description

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A element of style that creates attitude ,tone and style

Diction

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A poem that tells a story

Ballad

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Story of a persons life written by someone else

Biography

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Unrhymed iambic pentameter

Blank verse

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Pause brakes in a line. Of poetry


Caesura

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An event that comes first and the other one follows

Cause and effect

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A person who is responsible for the thoughts and actions of a story

Character

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A character in a story or poem who frustrates the main character

Anatgoist

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A picture of a persons habits

Caricature

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A character who sewes as a contrast

Foil

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a character whose actions are inspiring or noble

Hero/heroine

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the order which events happen in time

Chronogical order

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the readers process of pausing while reading to review what they understand

clarifying

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a type of figurative langauge having overused expression

cliche

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see plot

climax

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a dramtic work that is light and often funny

comedy

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the process of identifying similarities

comparsion

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type of poetry that uses its visual form to present its meassage

concrete poetry

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the tension or problem in the story

conflict

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the dominantor or most important conflict in the story

central conflict

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the problem or struggle that exsist between the main character and the outside force

external conflict

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the problem or struggle that takes place in the main characters mind

internal conflict

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a readers process of reading of a litrary work to his or her own knowledge

connecting

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the idea of feeling associated with award as oppsed to its dictionary definition

connotation

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hints or suggestions that may surround unfamilar words or pharses

context clues

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the process of pointing out differences between things

contrast

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a rhymed pair of lines in a poem

couplet

50

see plot

denouement

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a form of langauge that is spoken in a particular place or group of people

dialect

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the converstation between characters in a drama or narrative

dialogue

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a play or drama that is meant to be preformed by actors before an audience

drama

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combining several information to make a influence

drawing conclusions

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literarcy device that is used when a character reveals their inner thoughts

dramatic monologue

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a type of literature defined as a sonoger poem

elegly

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in poetry an in comlpete syntat at he end of a line

enviambment

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a short poem or verse that seeks to ridicule a thought or event

epigram

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a long narrative about the adventures of a hero who shows actions

epic

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a sudden moment of understanding that causes a character to change

epiohony

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a short poem or verse written on memory of someone

epitath

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a short work of nonficition that deals with a single subject

essay

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describes a particular subject

descriptive essay

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someones purpose to explain and give infromation about a subject

expository essay

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highly organizied and throughly researched

formal essay

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purpose is to entertain the reader

humorous essay

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the lighter in tone and usally reflects the writers feelings and personality

informal essay

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an essay that tells a story

narritive essay

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attempts to convince a reader to adopt a particular option

persuasive essay

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the process of judging the value of something or someone

evaluting

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see hyperbole

exaggeration

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see plot

exposition

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a figure of speech that compares to essentiallly unlike things in great length

extented metaphore

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see conflict

exernal conflict

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a breif tale that teaches a lesson about human nature

false

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a fact is a statement that can be proven and an opinion reflects the writer

fact and opinion

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see plot

falling action

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plose writing that tells an imaginary story

ficition

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expressions that are not literary true

figurative language

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see point of view

first person point of view

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an interruption of the chronoagical sequence

flash back

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see character

foil

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traditions customs and stories that are passed down within a culture

folklore

84

a unit of meter within a line

foot

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when the writer provides questions or hints

foreshadowing

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poetry without regular patterns of rhythm

free verse

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a broad statement about an entire topic

generailzations

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a type of category of literature the four main genre

genre

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a traditional form of Japanese poetry

halau

90

see character

hero

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fiction that explores a past

historical fiction

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rhyming lines that contain a complete thought

accuplet

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contains mysterious events to create a sense of terror

horror fiction

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the equality that provokes laughter

humer

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a figure of speech

hyperbole

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see meter

iambic pontometer

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a phrase that means something different

idiom

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the use of words and phrases that appeal to the five senses

imagery

99

a logical guess

infrernce

100

see conflict

internal conflict

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a meeting in which one person asks another about personal matters

interview

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a contrast between what is expected

irony

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occurs when the speaker means something to different

verbal irony

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occurs when facts are not known to the characters

dramtic irony

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suggests that some unknown force brings about fire and dreadful events

cosmic irony

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the difference between what is expected to happen

irony of situation

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a story handed down from the past

legend

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a short humorous poem

limreck

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the actual meaning of a word or phrase

literal meaning

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a song like a poem

lyric

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the most important point of the story

main idea

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a specific type of autobiography

memior

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a type of figurative language

metephor

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the regular pattern of accented and unaccented symbols

meter

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one foot per line

monometer

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two feet per line

dimeter