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Vocabulary Set #3 - Examples

English 9A
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Vocabulary WordDefinitionExample
Internal ConflictA struggle that takes place within the character's mindA character may have to decide between right and wrong or between two solutions to a problem.
External ConflictA struggle between a character and another character or an outside forceHarry engages himself in a battle against Lord Voldemort.
ForeshadowThe clues or hints an author gives to suggest events that will occur (happen) later in the story
ParaphraseTo reword a passage from a text in order to clarify meaning - put it in your own words; uses words you know (same length or longer than original text)
SummarizeBrief retelling of the main points from a text (shorter than the original text)
MetaphorDirect comparison; NO "like" or "as" makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share some common characteristics
SimileComparison between two unlike things using "like" or "as"
PersonificationGiving human characteristics to nonhuman things
HyperboleAn exaggeration for emphais or humorous effect
FoeAn enemy or adversary
Allya person, country, group who is in agreement with you; a friend.
QuarrelAn argument; a fight
ExpectationSomething anticipated or believed to be necessary
ObligationsA binding promise, contract, sense of duty, something you have to do
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