Toris Study Guide
Poetic Terms Definitions
Simile- when you compare two nouns using "like or as"
Metaphor-when you compare two nouns not using "like or as"
Hyperbole-figure of speech uses exaggeration statements are not literally,people make them sound as feeling effort& reaction
Theme-Central topic or subject the author is trying to point out, the authors message&main idea
Literary Non-Fiction & Fiction
Biography- a story written about somebody's life written by another person.
Autobiography-a story written about a person written by that person.
Memoir-is a single story or a part of somebody's life
Personal Narrative-a bit of a small story or memory
(Bonus)Dairy-a book in which one keeps a daily record of events & experiences
Plot events Point of View & Tools of Reading.
Point of view in Fiction-the way somebody is speaking tells there feeling.
Inference and how do you infer things?-a inference is a conclusion reaches on the basis of evidence and reasoning,infer is you infer by creating generalization and observation.
Three types of connection-Text-to-Text,Text-to-Self & Text-to-World
Why is it important to think about making connections?
How is Main Idea different from Summary?- a main idea is the main points & a summary is a statement of something.
Theme in Fiction-its the main idea plus the authors message.
How is it different than the main idea?its what the author THINKS about the main idea.
Sentence-That blanket is so soft.
Superlative Adjectives-compare 1 thing or person (ex.he was the tallest boy in the class.)
Sentence-Your blanket is the softest.
Irregular Verbs-it's a that verb when you change it to past tense it changes
Sentence-(Present)Mary will awake in an hour because she has to go to work.
Sentence-(Past)I awoke in the middle of the night when i heard that noise.
Prepositional Phrases- prepositions connect nouns between nouns and pronouns imagine you encounter two nouns; elephant and book you can use preposition in many ways to connect the two to express different ideas.
Sentence-(Ex.The Book about the Elephant or The book by the elephant.
Simple Sentence-A sentence that had one subject part and and one predicate.
Sentence-Ex.(The train was late-The singer bowed-The baby cried.
Compound Sentence-Contains two or more simple sentences joined by-and,or,
Sentence(Ex.John bought some new shoes "and" wore them to the party.
Subject-Verb Agreement-refers to the fact that the subject and the verb in the sentence must agree in number.in other words they both must be singular and plural.
Sentence-(Ex.Singular-The girl reads mystery stories. Plural-The girls read mystery stories.
In a story you have to look for clues to find out things that are the setting characters and plot.