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  • conflict

    struggle between a character and an outside force or another character

    foreshadowing

    hints or clues the author gives the reader to show something bad is going to happen

    speaker

    voice that is narrating a poem

    repetition

    a device a poet uses to emphasize certain words or rhythms

    excerpt

    small piece of literature taken from a larger work

    setting

    where and when a story takes place

    correlate

    to connect objects or events

    paradox

    seems impossible but might be true

    prudence

    good judgement

    chronicle

    record of events

    tangible

    able to be touched

    condone

    overlook

    squander

    to waste

    incessantly

    continuously

    disconsolate

    depressed

    privation

    a state of living without basic necessities

    aghast

    shocked

    benign

    kind; harmless

    crass

    crude

    exhilarate

    to make merry

    goad

    to urge

    sever

    cut off

    potent

    powerful

    adulation

    excessive flattery

    taut

    pulled tight

    clarity

    clearness

    leer

    to give a sly or evil glance

    conjunction

    words that connect parts of a sentence; examples are and, for, either/or, etc.

    interjection

    word that expresses extreme emotion; examples are wow, oh, etc.

    adjective

    word that modifies a noun or an adverb; can be proper

    adverb

    word that modifies a verb or an adjective; often end in -ly

    noun

    person, place, thing, idea

    preposition

    words like for, to, from, near, etc.

    prepositional phrase

    group of words that begins with a word like for, to, from then ends with a noun

    object of a preposition

    a noun that follows a phrase beginning with words like for, to, from, of, etc.

    theme

    a unifying idea in a work of literature; answers an essential question about life

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