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6.5: Vocabulary

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    Prose
    Writing without rhyme or meter. Prose writing is usually grouped into paragraphs.
    Denotation
    The literal meaning of a word.
    Connotation
    The meanings a reader associates with a word based on the reader’s own background and experiences.
    Metaphor
    Language comparing two things by saying they are the same.
    Simile
    Language comparing two things using the words “like” or “as.”
    Repetition
    The reoccurrence of words or phrases throughout a text.

    Narration

    Narrator
    The character telling the story.
    Unreliable narrator
    A narrator who the reader cannot trust to tell the facts of the story correctly.
    First-person narration
    Narration told through the viewpoint of a single character who uses “I,” “you,” and “we.” This character may or may not be involved in the event of the story.
    Third-person limited narration
    Narration told by a character outside of the story who does not refer to him- or herself as “I,” “you,” or “we.”
    Third-person omniscient narration
    Narration written by a character outside of the story who has access to all information in the story. This mode of narration does not use “I,” “you,” or “we.”
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