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Grade 9 - 10 Vocabulary Common Core

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1. The action leading to the climax and the simultaneous increase of tension in the plot.






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






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






4. Testimony that is presented word for word.






5. Knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction






6. Main character in fiction or drama






7. 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






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






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






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






11. 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.






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






13. A distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing






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






15. Prose writing that deals with real people - things - events - and places.






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






17. In a tragedy - the portion of the plot that follows the climax and that leads to the resolution.






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






19. Logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience






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






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






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






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






24. A whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures






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






26. The inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions






27. Linking with other subjects taught in school.






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






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






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






31. The repetition of initial consonant sounds in a sequence of words






32. Groups of words that act as a unit and convey a meaning






33. The reasons - either stated or implied - for a character's behavior






34. 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.






35. 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.






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






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






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






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






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






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






42. Rank or order as less important or consider of less value






43. Classifying people by their traits.






44. The sequence of events or actions in a short story - novel - play - or narrative poem.






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






46. Simultaneous plot lines - usually with an intersection and one or more points.






47. Testimony that is presented word for word.






48. The inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions






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






50. Use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning (Ex: 'buzz')