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ELAR Vocab

This gives a denfintion and example to some English terms.
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on 2 May 2014

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2013 Oxymoron Onomatopoeia Definition: The use of irony to mock or convey contempt. Definition: The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. Adam B. Main Idea Summary Definition: A overall concept of a story or passage. Example: A main idea of the Throne of Fire is that Carter Kane and Sadie Kane most awaken Ra and stop Apophis from rising. While training other magicians as they get hunted by the House of Life. ELAR Vocab Definition: A brief catch-up of a book/reading passage or a main point. Example: A summary of the Red Pyramid is that a brother and sister get pulled into a world of Gods and Goddesses and learn magic to survive things as well as save the world from a evil god. BY Theme Definition: the idea that the passage or movie etc. revolves around. Example: In romance the theme is that boys usually end up with the girls. Genre Definition: A category of a book, music, movie etc. Example: I love most book genres. Fiction Define: Something that is fake. Example: The Last Hero is a fictitious book. Non-Fiction Definition: Non-fiction is a fact, real, not fake, etc. Example: Eye Witness books is a series of non-fiction books. Drama Definition: A genre of literature, a play etc., a drama is like a play. Example: The Phantom of the Opera is a famous play. Myth Definition: A traditional story usually explaining something. Example: In greek mythology they make up gods that make or do something related about something in the world, like Apollo the sun god pulling the Sun across the sky everyday in the sun chariot. Tall Tale Definition: An improbable (or unusually or strange) story. Example: Paul Bunyan is an example of a tall tale. Fable Definition: A short story, usually having characters that are animals, that have a moral at the end. Example: Little Red Riding is an example. Analogy Definition: A comparison between two things typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification. Example: "Feel like a fish out of water", meaning I feel uncomfortable where I'm at. Simile Definition: A figure of speech involving the comparison of something with another thing using "like" or "as". Example: "I'm as busy as a bee", meaning that I'm really busy. Metaphor Definition: A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Example: "A broken heart", your heart isn't actually broken but your just hurt. Paraphrase Definition: Express the meaning of using different words, esp. to achieve greater clarity. Example: "Her life spanned years of incredible change for women.Which can be paraphrased to "Mary lived through an era of liberating reform for women." Context Clues Definition: Sources of information outside of words that readers may use to predict the use and meanings of unknown words. Example: His pertinacity, or stubbornness, is the cause of most of his trouble. Denotation Definition: The literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests. Example: The word home is just a name of structure, but the word has connotation of a nation, a place of warmth, comfort, and affection. Connotation Example: The word home is just a name of structure, but the word has connotation of a nation, a place of warmth, comfort, and affection. Define: An idea or feeling that a word invokes for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning. Repetition Define: The action of repeating something. Example: "If you think you can win, you can win." ~William Hazlitt Suspense Definition: A quality in a work of fiction that creates excited expectation or uncertainty about what may happen. Example: When a guy proposes it creates suspense not knowing what the girl will say to the guy. Sarcasm Example: "Oh, a sarcasm detector. That’s a really useful invention!"
-Comic Book Guy, The Simpsons Definition: A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction Example: "Deafening Silence." Example: "Bang." Plot Definition: The plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story. Example: The plot of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, is he has to defeat Voldemort and keep Hogwarts from falling. Resolution Define: the act determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc. the act of resolving. Example: Losing weight is a New's Years Resolution. Character Definition: People, animals, things or natural forces that are presented as a person appearing in a short story, novel, or play. Example: Carter Kane is a character in the book series The Kane Chronicles. Setting Definition: The time, place, and circumstances in which something occurs or develops. Example: The setting in Percy Jackson books for the majority of the book is Long Island. Climax Definition: The point of highest dramatic tension or a major turning point in the action. Example: "All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified and made practically assailable in Moby Dick." - An extract from 'Moby Dick' Conflict Definition: The opposition of persons or forces that gives rise to the dramatic action in a drama or fiction. Example: There was inevitable conflict over what to name the group. Personification Definition: Attribution of personal qualities; especially : representation of a thing or abstraction as a person or by the human form. Example: A personification of justice is a woman with her eyes covered. Hyperbole Definition: Extravagant exaggeration. Example: Mile high ice cream cones. Imagery Definition: Figurative language. Example: The book was full of adventurous imagery. Symbolism Definition: the art or practice of using symbols especially by investing things with a symbolic meaning. Example: The story was filled with religious symbolism. Foreshadow Definition: To represent, indicate, or typify beforehand. Example: Her early interest in airplanes foreshadowed her later career as a pilot. Flashback Definition: Interruption of chronological sequence (as in a film or literary work) by interjection of events of earlier occurrence; also : an instance of flashback. Example: The character's childhood was described in a series of flashbacks. Irony Definition: The use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning. Example: “What a beautiful view,” he said, his voice dripping with irony, as he looked out the window at the alley. The
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