Directions: This End-of-March Review will give us an idea about which skills you have mastered and which ones we need to provide more focus on! No need to worry -- just try your best, and submit it to me through the "Comments" link on this page.
Using the word bank below, fill in the blanks with the word that fits best! Only one word is used twice!
its protagonist denouement second personification
it's antagonist resolution third onomatopoeia
their conflict theme alliteration ironic
they're epiphany point of view simile symbol
there climax first metaphor hyperbole
1. When you write in a conversational tone and use "I, me, we, our, ours, us, my, mine" in your work, you are using the ______________________ person point of view.
2. The main character in a work of fiction is known as the ______________________________.
3. If I tell you "I am so hungry I could eat a horse!" I am demonstrating the use of ______________________, which is a deliberate exaggeration to emphasize something I'm feeling.
4. The table was on its side on the floor; it could not stand without one of ________________ legs. (its, it's)
5. The moment in a story when a character has a sudden realization or insight that they have not had before is known as an ___________________________________.
6. The family went to dinner in ___________________________ new car. (their, they're, or there)
7. "He is a shark when he does business" is an example of a ___________________________, which directly compares two things without the use of "like" or "as."
8. The falling action or _________________________________ in a fictional story is when the pieces start to come together and are explained.
9. The opposing force in a fictional story is known as the ______________________; it can be a person, a force, or even something within the main character himself.
10. Look at the writing in the following sentences: "You walk into a dark room. You try to turn the lights on, but turning the switch does nothing at all. You begin to get worried that you are not alone." The point of view used here is ________________________ person.
11. In the sentence "Tom took two tennis balls from the tall table," several of the beginning sounds of words are the same. This is an example of the use of _______________________________.
12. If you read a story and are left with the feeling that "Hard work pays off," you are thinking about the _____________________________ of the story.
13. Examples of words that sound just like the action they are doing, such as "buzz," "fizz," "hiss," or "sizzle" are what is known as __________________________________________.
14. Read the following sentence: "The screen door slapped at him as he left the house, while the back steps groaned under his weight." The words "slapped" and "groaned" are used as a form of _____________________________, in which inanimate objects are given human qualities.
15. The color red is often a _______________________ of danger, while a dove has been known to indicate peace.
16. The highest point of action in a fictional story is known as the ________________________.
17. The children are looking forward to the upcoming April vacation. _________________ hoping to play more outdoor sports if the weather continues to stay warm. (they're, their, or there)
18. ___________________ a lovely day today. (Its, It's)
19. We are often waiting for the _________________________ or final piece to the puzzle or solution in a story. It tells us if the characters will have a happy ending or not.
20. It would be _________________________ if a lifeguard, who must pass a Red Cross test that shows they are a great swimmer, was actually afraid of the water.
21. When you narrate a story from the "outside," meaning you are not included in the story at all, you are telling the story from the _______________________ person point of view. Pronouns used in this method would include "he, she, they, it, them, theirs" and more.
22. I know you looked for your lost phone over here, but have you also looked over _________________? (they're, their, there)
23. When you say "His face was as red as a beet," you are using the literary device known as _______________.
24. The way you tell a story, which is the manner in which you narrate the events, is expressed as the _______________________________________ you used.
25. The class is happy they are on number 25 on this review; it is ____________________ last question! (they're, their, there)
26. The problem in the story, which is what is often stopping the main character from achieving what he wants, is known as the ________________________________.
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