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Seventh Grade Terra Nova Review
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What is alliteration?
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The repetition of usually initial
consonant sounds in two or
more neighboring words or
syllables (as wild and woolly,
threatening throngs).
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What is onomatopoeia?
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The formation or use of words
such as buzz or murmur that
imitate the sounds associated
with the objects or actions they
refer to.
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What is personification?
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A figure of speech in which
inanimate objects or abstractions
are endowed with human
qualities or are represented as
possessing human form.
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What is rhyme?
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repetition of sounds at the ends
of words
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What is figurative
language?
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writing that is not meant to be
taken literally
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What is an autobiography?
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a person's life story (nonfiction)
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What is a biography?
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a person's life story told by
another person (nonfiction)
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What is a drama?
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fiction written to be performed by
actors (plays)
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What is fiction?
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literature that is about imaginary
characters and events, fake
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What is nonfiction?
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writing that presents and explains
real people, places, or events,
not fake
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What is character?
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a person/animal who takes part
in the action of a literary work
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What is conflict?
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a problem in a story between
characters
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What is flashback?
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an interruption in fiction that
relates an event from an earlier
time
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What is
foreshadowing?
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the use of clues that suggest
events that have yet to happen
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What is symbolism?
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When one thing
represents something
else
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What is a short story?
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a brief work of fiction
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What is a myth?
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a fictional story using gods
and goddesses
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What is a fable?
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a story using animal
characters that teaches a
lesson
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What is an anecdote?
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a brief story about an
interesting or amusing event
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What is a novel?
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a long work of fiction
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What is point of view?
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the perspective from which a
story is told
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What is first person
point of view?
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When the narrator is in
the story, pronouns
such as I and we are
used
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What is omniscient
point of view?
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The narrator is all
knowing
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What is suspense?
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a feeling of anxious
uncertainty about the outcome
of events in a literary work
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What is implied
theme?
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a central message in a literary
work that is not clearly stated,
the reader must analyze what the
author is trying to teach them
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What is dialect?
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the form of a language spoken
by people in a certain region
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What is genre?
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a type of literature
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What is imagery?
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a word/phrase that appeals to
one or more of the five senses
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What is a simile?
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comparison of two unlike
things using like or as
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What is a metaphor?
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comparison of two unlike
things NOT using like or as
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