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Grade 9 - 10 Vocabulary Common Core

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1. The return of a word - phrase - stanza form or effect in any form of literature

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

3. Lacking stimulating characteristics

4. 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.

5. Draw up an outline or sketch for something

6. Involves the inner divisions or turmoil of a single character. Conflicts of this sort may result from the character's attempt to decide between multiple alternatives for action or between opposing attitudes or beliefs.

7. Therefore - however - furthermore - nevertheless - accordingly

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

9. Make a blueprint of

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

11. A passage or expression that is quoted or cited

12. The state of cohering or sticking together

13. Character pitted against protagonist

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

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

16. Method of character development in which the author reveals the personality of character through their speech - thoughts - actions - appearance - or effects of others toward the character.

17. 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.

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

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

20. Give the main point or idea

21. Showing little if any change

22. A position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration

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

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

25. Identifying a part of a piece of writing as being derived from a source

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

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

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

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

30. Tell how things are alike and different

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

32. Showing little if any change

33. First part of the plot which presents main characters and their conflicts.

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

35. Make a blueprint of

36. Rewording for the purpose of clarification

37. A system of scaffolds

38. 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.

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

40. The state of cohering or sticking together

41. Not dependent on or conditioned by or relative to anything else

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

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

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

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

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

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

48. Lacking stimulating characteristics

49. Knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

50. Main character in fiction or drama