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Glossary of Reading, Test for Page 2, Vocab words

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the turning point in a narrative, the moment when the conflict is at its most intense. Typically, the structure of sotries, novels, and plays is one of the rising action, in which tension lessons as the story moves to its conclusion
Climax
Placing together characters, situations or ideas to show common or differing features in litrary selections
Compare
A word composed of two or more smaller words, the definition of which is a combination of the definitions of smaller words [e.g., wallpaper]
Compound Word
the______ in a work of fiction is the issue to be resolved in the story
Conflict
information from the reading that identifies a word or group of words
Context Clues
To compare or appraise differences
Contrast
Mechanics, usage and sentence completeness
Conventions of Language
Descriptive writing is intended to allow a reader to picture the scene or setting in which the action of the story takes place
Descrptive Text
In its widest sense, ___________is simply conversation between people in a literary work; in its most restricted sense, it refers specifically to the speech of characters in a drama
Dialogue
Distinguish, tell apart and reconize differences between two or more items
Differentiate
a newspaper or magazine article that gives the opinions of the editors or publishers; an expression of opinion that resembles such an article
Editorials
A long narrative poem about the adventures of a hero of great historic or legendary importance
Epic
the center of focus or attention
Focus

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