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1.. Main Idea- What a piece of writing is mostly about
2. Summary- gives the main idea and important details of a passage
3. Theme- a more generally stated topic concerning a passage's main ideas
4. Genre- a classification of literature, such as fiction, drama, poetry, etc.
5. Fiction- a type of literature that tells a made-up story
6. Non-fiction- a type of literature that tell about real-life people, places, events, things. etc.
7. Drama- a play written to be performed by actors
8. Myth- a folktale (fictional story) about gods and goddesses (mythology)
9. Tall Tale- an American Hero folktale full of extreme exaggerations
10. Fable- a folktale, usually with talking animals, that always has a moral to it
11. Analogy- A comparison that shows a relationship between two things
12. Simile- A comparison of two UNlike things using the words "like" or "as"
13. Metaphor- A comparison of two UNlike things NOT using the words "like" or "as"
14. Paraphrase- restating something using different words (re-phrasing)
15. Context Clues- words, phrases, or sentences that give meaning to unknown words
16. Denotation- the dictionary definition of the word-- the literal meaning
17. Connotation- the extra sense that the word implies-- positive or negative
18. Repetition- creating a special effect by repeating sounds or words
19. Suspense- a feeling of uncertainty or dread about what will happen next
20. Oxymoron- a seemingly contradictory combination of words example: Jumbo Shrimp
21. Sarcasm- a personal, jeering expression that's intended to hurt
22. Onomatopoeia- a word or phrase that imitates a
sound23. Plot-the action of the story24. Resolution- the final outcome of the story-or the solution of the problem25. Character- a person or other creature in a story26. Setting- the time and place of the story's events27. Climax- the point of greatest interest or suspense in the story28. Conflict- the main problem the character faces (withothers, self, or nature)29. Personification- gives animals or objects human qualities or characteristics30. Hyperbole- the deliberate use of exaggeration.31. Symbolism- the use of one thing to stand for or represent another32. Imagery- the use of vivid description to create a picture in the reader's mind33. Foreshadow- gives clues that suggest what might happen in the future34. Flashback- interrupting the story with events from the past35. Irony- a statement meaning the opposite of what is literally stated.36. Idiom- a saying that cannot be literally translated37. Allusion- a reference to a well-known work of literature, art, music, etc.38. Audience- the person or persons to whom the writing is addressed39. Author- the person who wrote the story or passage, etc.40. Narrator- the person who is telling the story.41. Point of View-