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Grade 9 - 10 Vocabulary Common Core

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1. Draw up an outline or sketch for something






2. Using language effectively to please or persuade






3. In the broadest sense of the word - any writing that relates imagined characters and occurrences rather than recounting real ones.






4. Tell how things are alike and different






5. Words or phrases that create pictures - or images - in the reader's mind.






6. In drama - an extended speech delivered by a character alone onstage






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






8. Make a blueprint of






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






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






11. Make a blueprint of






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






13. A system of scaffolds






14. The act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features






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






16. A party who is defending a claim asserts a claim against the opposing party






17. Subtle differences or distinctions in expression - meaning - or response






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






19. 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.






20. The narrator - who plays no part in story - zooms in on the thoughts and feelings of one character.






21. 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.






22. A mild - indirect - or vague term substituting for a harsh - blunt - or offensive term






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






24. The voice that is talking to us in a poem.






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






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






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






28. The quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author






29. Describe in vivid detail






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






31. The narrator - who plays no part in story - zooms in on the thoughts and feelings of one character.






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






33. The uncertainty of anxiety we feel about what is going to happen next in a story.






34. The movement of a literary piece from one point or one section to another






35. Knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction






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






37. The quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author






38. Traditionally - a subdivision of an act in drama.






39. Testimony that is presented word for word.






40. Classifying people by their traits.






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






42. Subtle differences or distinctions in expression - meaning - or response






43. Vantage point from which a writer tells a story.






44. A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling






45. The point of greatest tension or emotional intensity in a plot.






46. Logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience






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






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






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






50. Main character in fiction or drama