My Study Guide

By: Nathan Harwell

Poetic Terms

Personification: Giving a non-living thing living elements.

Simile: A comparison using like or as.

Metafore: A comparison not using like or as

Hyperbole: An exaggeration expanding the truth.

Theme: The main idea/The author's message

Literary Non-fiction

Biography: A true story about someone's life written by some one else.

Auto-Biography: A true story about your life written by you.

Memoir: A historical account or biography written by someone's knowledge.

Personal narrative: It's when you make a story about yourself.

Bonus:Diary:A record of a point and time in history.

Plot Elements

Inference: It's a conclusion you make with in the text.

How Do You Make An Inference: You have to read the book to find evidence in the text.

Grammer style

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives:Comparative adjectives is when you add er to the end of the word that compare's to object's like for example you would change friendly to friendlier. A Superlative is when you add est and or the to a word for example that dog is the fiercest one in town.

Irregular verb:This type of verb is like the lone wolf of the pack it doesn't follow the rule's.

Prepositional Phrases:It is modifying phrase consisting of a preposition and it's object.

Simple and compound sentences:A compound is composed of at least two independent clauses. It does not require a dependent clause. The clauses are joined by a coordinating conjunction (with or without a comma),A simple is a sentence structure that contains one independent clause and no dependent clauses

Subject-verb agreement:Subject-verb agreement is a grammar rule that requires the subject (noun) to agree in number and person with the verb. So if the subject of a sentence is singular, the verb must be singular. If the subject of a sentence is plural, the verb must be plural.