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Vocabulary Test SOL 8.5

Directions: Match the vocabulary word (to the left) with its definition (to the right) and write the letter of the definition on the line (in the middle).

1. novel

  • 2.

    short story

  • 3.

    biography

  • 4.

    essay

  • 5.

    speech

  • 6.

    setting

  • 7.

    characters

  • 8.

    foreshadowing

  • 9.

    irony

  • 10.

    flashback

  • 11.

    symbols

  • 12.

    figurative language

  • 13.

    main idea

  • 14.

    theme

  • 15.

    imagery

  • 16.

    static character

a. the time and place where the action occurs in a literary work. b. the author’s use of clues to hint at what might happen later in the story. Writer’s use this to build their reader’s expectations and to create suspense. c. writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally. d. a short nonfiction work about a particular subject. e. a person or animal that takes part in the action of a literary work.

  • f.

    the key point of a story.

  • g.

    talk given to an audience.

  • h.

    words or phrases that appeal to one

or more of the five senses; writers use images to describe how their subjects look, sound, feel, taste, and smell. i. a character that changes or grows during the course of the work. j. conflict takes place within the mind of a character; the character struggles to make a decision, take an action, or overcome a feeling.

  • k.

    the sequence of events in a story.

  • l.

    the central message, concern, or

purpose in a literary work and can be expressed as a generalization, or a general statement about human beings or about life. m. a form of nonfiction in which a writer tells the life story of another person. n. a character struggles against some outside force, such as another person or some force in nature.

  • o.

    a character that does not change.

  • p.

    the general name given to literary

techniques that involve surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions.

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