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1.     Thesis– What the whole essay will be about

2.     Hook– An interesting beginning to get reader interested in the topic

3.     TS- Topic Summary: What the whole paragraph will be about (always colored BLUE)

4.     CD- Concrete Detail: A solid fact that gives as much description as possible (always colored RED)

5.     CM- Commentary: An opinion or comment (always colored GREEN)

6.     CS-Closing Summary: Explains what the whole paragraph was all about. (always colored BLUE)

7.     Fact: a statement that can be proven or tested.

8.     Opinion: a belief or judgment that cannot be proven or tested.

9.     Exposition: the first stage of a typical story plot. It introduces important characters, settings, and conflict or sets the stage for it.

10. Rising Action: introduces obstacles that make the character’s problems more complicated.

11. Climax: Is the turning point in the story and the moment of greatest suspense.

12. Falling Action: Reveals the outcome of the story’s climax; it eases out the plot.

13. Resolution: Reveals the story’s final outcome.  Sometimes plot twists happen at this point

14. Setting: Where and when a story takes place.

15. Characters: Objects, Animals, and Humans that make up the story and take part in it.

16. External Conflict involves a struggle between a character and an outside force, such as another character, a force of nature, or society.

17. Internal conflict: Is a struggle that takes place within a character’s mind, as he or she struggles with difficult thoughts, feelings, or choices.

18. Order of the Main Parts of a Story:

a.     Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution.

19. Irony : when something happens that is the very different from what was expected.

20. Theme: is a message about life or human nature.

21. First-person point of view: The story teller is a character in the story.

22. Third-person point of view-limited– The story teller is outside the action, and knows only about one character.

23. Third person point of view-omniscient The story teller is outside the story and knows everything about every character

24. Character Traits– Tells about what the character looks like and/or about his or her personality.

25. Foreshadowing– Occurs when writer gives hints about what will happen later in the story.

26. Mood– the feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader.

27. Tone– The writer’s attitude toward his or her subject.

28. Simile : to compare two unlike things using the words ‘like’ or ‘as.’ (He is quick as a cheetah.)

29. Alliteration: is the repetition of consonants sounds at the beginning of words. (Betty bought bags of beetles. Bleh!)

30. Chronological order: events are explained or told in time order (first, second, finally)

31. Contrast (verb): the action of setting two or more things together to show the differences

32. Onomatopoeia: a word whose meaning is the sound it makes (e.g. BOOM! BANG! Zzzzz..)

33. Metaphor:  Comparing two unlike things WITHOUT ‘like’ or ‘as’ (She is a saint.)

34. Personification: when something nonhuman is given human abilities or qualities (The clouds raced across the sky.)

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1.Irony : when something happens that is the very different from what was expected.

2.Theme: is a message about life or human nature.

3.First-person point of view: The story teller is a character in the story.

4a.Third-person point of view-limited– The story teller is outside the action, and knows only about one character.

4b. Third person point of view-omniscient The story teller is outside the story and knows everything about everybody

5.Character Traits- Tells about what the character looks like and/or about his or her personality.

6.Foreshadowing– Occurs when writer gives hints about what will happen later in the story.

7.Mood– the feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader.

8.Tone– The writer’s attitude toward his or her subject.

9.Simile : to compare two things using the words like or as that are not alike .

10.Alliteration:is the repetition of consonants sounds at the beginning of words.

 

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TS- Topic Summary: What the whole paragraph will be about (always colored BLUE)

CD- Concrete Detail: A solid fact that gives as much description as possible (always colored RED)

CM- Commentary: An opinion or comment (always colored GREEN)

CS-Closing Summary: Explains what the whole paragraph was all about. (always colored BLUE)


Imperative Sentences:
Telling someone to do something.

Declarative Sentences: Telling someone something.

Exposition: the first stage of a typical story plot. It introduces important characters, settings, and conflict or sets the stage for it.

Rising Action: introduces obstacles that make the character’s problems more complicated.

Climax: Is the turning point in the story and the moment of greatest suspense.

Falling Action: Reveals the outcome of the story’s climax; it eases out the plot.

Resolution: Reveals the story’s final outcome.  Sometimes twists are revealed at this point

Setting: Where and when a story takes place.

Characters: Objects, Animals, and Humans that make up the story and take part in it.

External Conflict involves a struggle between a character and an outside force, such as another character, a force of nature, or society.

Internal conflict: Is a struggle that takes place within a character’s own mind, as he or she wrestles with difficult thoughts, feelings, or choices.

Order of the Main Parts of a Story:

Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution.

Thanks to ENPS student 805 who typed these notes up!

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