Literary Terms

Literary Terms

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Question Answer
Generalizations Statement about a group of people or things
Theme/Concept Moral, message, lesson or big idea
Summarizing Restate the important facts or events
Creative Synthesis How thinking changes as new information is learned
Paraphrasing Tell the thoughts in your own words
Classifications Putting things into groups
Details Important fact and supporting reasons
Sequencing Retell the events in the order they happened
Cause and Effect One event that makes another one happen
Consequences and Implications Something that happens as a result of a particular action
Literary Elements Characters, setting, plot
Inference Questioning while I am reading to make predictions, draw conclusions and reflect on my reading
Mood Feeling created for the reader
Tone Author's attitude or feelings about a subject through word choice
Symbolism Representing an idea different than the literal meaning

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