ELA 8th Mid-Term Flash-Cards

Tejaswi Sriram
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Tejaswi Sriram
Created by Tejaswi Sriram almost 2 years ago


Flash cards used to study terms for ELA 8 Pre-AP.

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Plot Structure Frey Tag's Pyramid CASPAR Plot Exposition Setting Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution
Frey Tag's Pyramid A diagram used to organize the plot
CASPAR C- character A- Adjectives S- setting P- plot A- Action R- Resolution
Plot The sequence of events or actions in a Short Story, Novel, Play or Narrative Poem.
Exposition The author lays the groundwork for the story revealing the setting, relationship between characters, and relations among characters before the conflict.
Setting The place where the event takes place
Rising Action The events leading up to the climax
Climax The turning point in a story
Falling Action The events leading to the resolution
Resolution The solution to the problem/ the last event in the story
Character Dynamic Character Static Character Antagonist Protagonist Indirect Characterization Direct Characterization
Dynamic Character A character that undergoes a change in actions or beliefs during the course of a story
Static Character A character that does not grow or change throughout the story and ends as he/she began
Antagonist Against the protagonist; can be a person, idea of force
Protagonist Main character; story revolves around this character
Indirect Characterization The writer reveals a character through the character’s appearance, speech, thoughts, feelings, or actions, and what other characters think and say about this character.
Direct Characterization The writer tells you directly what the character is like
Literary Terms Allusion Dialogue Flashback Foreshadowing Imagery Mood POV Symbolism Theme Tone
Allusion A reference to a LITERARY, MYTHOLOGICAL, BIBLICAL OR HISTORICAL person, place or thing
Dialogue The words said by a character
Flashback Present movement of the story is halted and a scene from the past is relived; readers relive the past moment in the present
Foreshadowing The use in a literary work of clues that suggest events that have yet to occur
Imagery The words or phrases a writer uses to represent persons, objects, actions, feelings, and ideas descriptively by appealing to the five senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch)
Mood The feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage
Point of View-POV The perspective from which a story is told
Symbolism The usage of a symbol to represent something
Theme A central message or insight into life revealed through the literary work - a lesson about life or people
Tone The writer’s attitude toward his or her subject. Tone can often be described by a single adjective
Figurative Language Alliteration Extended Metaphor Hyperbole Metaphor Onomatopoeia Personification Simile
Alliteration Beginning several consecutive or neighboring words with the same sound
Extended Metaphor A comparison (at some length) of two unlike things not using like or as
Hyperbole A deliberate, extravagant and often outrageous exaggeration; may be used for either serious or comic effect
Metaphor A comparison of two unlike things not using LIKE or AS
Onomatopia The use of words to mimic the sounds they describe
Personification Writing that gives inanimate objects or abstract ideas human characteristics
Similie A comparison of two different things or ideas through the use of words LIKE or AS
Conflict Internal: Man vs. Self External: Man vs. Man Man vs. Nature Man vs. Fate
Man vs. Self When a character must make a decision about a problem or struggle he is having with himself
Man vs. Man When a character has a problem with another character
Man vs. Nature When a character has a problem with a force of nature such as cold, storms, earthquakes, etc
Man vs. Fate When a character has a problem with something he can’t do anything about, such as God, luck, death, etc
Narrator's Voice Understatement Formal Language Conversational Journalistic Poetic
Understatement The opposite of hyperbole – a kind of irony that deliberately represents something as being much less than it really is
Formal Language Language where the following aren't present: abbreviations, contractions, shortcuts etc.
Conversational A style where the words are written in the way the character would talk
Journalistic A style where the writing is that of a professional writer or journalist
Poetic A style of writing that gives a poetic meaning or sense to it
The Tell-Tale-Heart Summary Conflict Theme Author
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