7TH GRADE ELA Literary devices/ Elements Review
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  • Question 1
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    Alliteration:

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    The repetition of initial consonant sounds

    A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art

    Techniques a writer uses to create and develop a character

    Poetry that does not conform to a regular meter or rhyme scheme.

  • Question 2
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    Characterization:

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    Language that has meaning beyond the literal meaning

    A technique that involves surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions or contrasts.

    Techniques a writer uses to create and develop a character

    Important hints that an author drops to prepare the reader for what is to come

  • Question 3
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    Onomatopoeia:

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    Words or phrases that appeal to the reader’s senses.

    Interruption of the chronological (time) order to present something that occurred before the beginning of the story

    The repetition of initial consonant sounds

    The use of words that imitate sounds. Examples would be hiss, buzz, swish, and crunch.

  • Question 4
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    Figurative Language:

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    Words or phrases that appeal to the reader’s senses.

    Language that has meaning beyond the literal meaning; also known as “figures of speech.”

    Writing that comments humorously on human flaws, ideas, social customs, or institutions in order to change them.

    Poetry that does not conform to a regular meter or rhyme scheme.

  • Question 5
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    Point of View:

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    Perspective from which the story is told

    A made-up story that is based on a real time and place in history, so fact is mixed with fiction.

    A feeling of excitement, curiosity, or expectation about what will happen

    Person, place, or thing that represents something beyond itself

  • Question 6
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    First-person:

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    narrator is a character in the story; uses “I,” “we,” etc.

    narrator outside the story; uses “he,” “she,” “they”

    narrator tells only what one character perceives

    narrator can see into the minds of all characters.

  • Question 7
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    Third-person Objective:

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    narrator is a character in the story; uses “I,” “we,” etc.

    narrator outside the story; uses “he,” “she,” “they” The reader knows no thoughts and feelings

    narrator tells only what one character perceives

    narrator can see into the minds of all characters.

  • Question 8
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    Third-person limited:

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    narrator is a character in the story; uses “I,” “we,” etc.

    narrator outside the story; uses “he,” “she,” “they”

    narrator tells only what one character perceives

    narrator can see into the minds of all characters.

  • Question 9
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    Third-person omniscient:

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    narrator is a character in the story; uses “I,” “we,” etc.

    narrator outside the story; uses “he,” “she,” “they”

    narrator tells only what one character perceives

    narrator can see into the minds of all characters.

  • Question 10
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    Suspense:

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    A feeling of excitement, curiosity, or expectation about what will happen.

    Person, place, or thing that represents something beyond itself, most often something concrete or tangible that represents an abstract idea.

    A made-up story that is based on a real time and place in history, so fact is mixed with fiction.

    Writing that attempts to show life as it really is.

  • Question 11
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    Autobiography:

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    A writer’s account of some other person’s life.

    A writer’s story of his or her own life.

    Writing that attempts to show life as it really is.

    Writing that deals with life in a humorous way, often poking fun at people’s mistakes.

  • Question 12
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    Biography:

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    A story set in an imaginary world in which the characters usually have supernatural powers or abilities.

    A short story that often uses talking animals as the main characters

    A writer’s account of some other person’s life.

    A writer’s story of his or her own life.

  • Question 13
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    Antagonist:

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    The high point in the action of a story.

    Everything that happens in a story.

    The person or force that works against the main character of the story.

    One of the people (or animals) in a story.

  • Question 14
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    Climax:

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    The high point / turning point in the action of a story

    A problem or struggle between two opposing forces in a story. There are four basic conflicts

    The place and the time frame in which a story takes place.

    The distinctive way that a writer uses language

  • Question 15
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    Protagonist:

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    The main character in a story, often a good or heroic type.

    The part of the story in which the problems are solved and the action comes to a satisfying end.

    A problem between a character and some element of nature

    The message about life or human nature that is “the focus” in the story that the writer tells

  • Question 16
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    Person Against Person:

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    A problem between characters.

    A problem within a character’s own mind.

    A problem between a character and society, school, the law, or some tradition.

    A problem between a character and some element of nature-a blizzard, a hurricane, a mountain climb, etc

  • Question 17
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    Internal Conflict:

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    A problem between characters.

    A problem between a character and society, school, the law, or some tradition.

    The part of the story in which the problems are solved and the action comes to a satisfying end.

    A problem within a character’s own mind.

  • Question 18
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    Resolution:

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    The part of the story in which the problems are solved and the action comes to a satisfying end.

    The central part of the story during which various problems arise after a conflict is introduced.

    The place and the time frame in which a story takes place.

    The message about life or human nature that is “the focus” in the story that the writer tells

  • Question 19
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    Exposition:

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    The action and dialogue following the climax that lead the reader into the story’s end.

    The feeling a piece of literature is intended to create in a reader

    The part of the story, usually near the beginning, in which the characters are introduced, the background is explained, and the setting is described.

    A complete piece of writing, as a report or essay, that is part of a newspaper, magazine, or book.

  • Question 20
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    Mood:

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    A book of maps.

    A literary work whose content is based on the imagination and not on fact.

    The person or character who actually tells the story

    The feeling a piece of literature is intended to create in a reader

  • Question 21
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    Theme:

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    A literary work that uses the familiar spoken form of language, sentence after sentence

    Person Against Person: A problem between characters.

    The distinctive way that a writer uses language

    The message about life or human nature that is “the focus” in the story that the writer tells

  • Question 22
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    Foreshadowing:

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    a purposeful exaggeration for emphasis or humor.

    The use of words that imitate sounds. Examples would be hiss, buzz, swish, and crunch

    Interruption of the chronological (time) order to present something that occurred before the beginning of the story.

    Important hints that an author drops to prepare the reader for what is to come, and help the reader anticipate the outcome.

  • Question 23
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    Simile:

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    a purposeful exaggeration for emphasis or humor

    comparison of two things using the words “like” or “as,” e.g. “Her smile was as cold as ice.”

    comparison of two things essentially different but with some commonalities; does not use “like” or “as,” e.g. “Her smile was ice.”

    human qualities attributed to an animal, object, or idea, e.g. “The wind exhaled.”

  • Question 24
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    Metaphor

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    human qualities attributed to an animal, object, or idea, e.g. “The wind exhaled.”

    comparison of two things essentially different but with some commonalities; does not use “like” or “as,” e.g. “Her smile was ice.

    comparison of two things using the words “like” or “as,” e.g. “Her smile was as cold as ice.”

    a purposeful exaggeration for emphasis or humor.

  • Question 25
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    Personification:

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    a purposeful exaggeration for emphasis or humor.

    comparison of two things essentially different but with some commonalities; does not use “like” or “as,” e.g. “Her smile was ice.”

    human qualities attributed to an animal, object, or idea, e.g. “The wind exhaled.”

    comparison of two things using the words “like” or “as,” e.g. “Her smile was as cold as ice.”

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