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Grade 9 - 10 Vocabulary Common Core

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1. The grammatical arrangement of words in sentences






2. Point of view in which the narrator is outside of the story - an observer






3. (grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence






4. Lacking stimulating characteristics






5. Paintings - sculpture - photography - music - theater - dance - film






6. All action taking place after the climax; also known as falling action






7. A word - phrase - line or group of lines repeated regularly in a poem usually at the end of each stanza.






8. Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things - [examples are metaphor - simile - and personification.






9. The narrator plays no part in the story but can tell us what all the characters are thinking and feeling as well as what is happening.






10. Person - place - thing - or event that stands both for itself and for something beyond itself.






11. The study of the sources and development of words






12. The quality in a work of literature or art that arouses the reader's feelings of pity - sorrow - or compassion for a character.






13. A piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work






14. A comparison made between two things through the use of a specific word or comparison - such as like - as - than or resemble.






15. The serious and relatively sustained use of symbols to represent or suggest other ideas or things.






16. An idea that is implied or suggested






17. A passage that connects a topic to one that follows






18. A unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work






19. A convention in drama whereby a character on stage addresses the audience to reveal some inner thought or feeling that is presumed inaudible to any other character on stage.






20. To examine carefully; study closely






21. Group of consecutive lines that form a single unit in a poem.






22. The grammatical arrangement of words in sentences






23. Play - novel - or other narrative - depicting serious and important events - in which the main character comes to an unhappy end.






24. Repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds following them in words that are close together in a poem.






25. A piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work






26. Illogical reasoning that results in false or faulty reasoning






27. A unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work






28. An open-ended group discussion that teachers use to help students think on a higher level about a certain issue or topic. Involves an inner/outer circle format.






29. Therefore - however - furthermore - nevertheless - accordingly






30. The act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features






31. Rewording for the purpose of clarification






32. The repetition of words or phrases that have similar grammatical structures






33. All action taking place after the climax; also known as falling action






34. Showing little if any change






35. A story or a telling of a story - or an account of a situation or event.






36. Showing little if any change






37. Testimony that is presented word for word.






38. A hero or heroine is the principle character in a movie - novel - or play - especially one who plays a vital role in plot development and solves the conflict. (A tragic hero is usually a dignified - courageous - and high - ranking character whose eve






39. Scene in a movie - play - short story - novel - or narrative poem that interrupts the present action of the plot to show events that happened at an earlier time.






40. A fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true






41. Give the main point or idea






42. A word - phrase - line or group of lines repeated regularly in a poem usually at the end of each stanza.






43. The study of the sources and development of words






44. A major division of the action of a play or drama.






45. Draw up an outline or sketch for something






46. A written selection intended to explain a topic - an idea - or a process.






47. A struggle between two opposing forces or characters in a short story - novel - play or narrative poem.






48. A hero or heroine is the principle character in a movie - novel - or play - especially one who plays a vital role in plot development and solves the conflict. (A tragic hero is usually a dignified - courageous - and high - ranking character whose eve






49. Method of character development in which the author simple tells what the character is like.






50. Following rules or customs - often in an exact and proper way.