Freshman Vocabulary

FRESHMAN VOCABULARY      2015 – 2016

Directions for index/study cards:  one side the vocabulary word and # in top left/right corner; other side the definition and your initials in the bottom left/right corner; bound with a rubber band or binder clip –

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Sept. 8 - 11

1.     act

2.    aesthetic

3.    alliteration

4.    antagonist

5.    assonance

6.    characterization

7.    climax

8.    didactic

9.    protagonist

10. scene

Sept. 21 - 25

11. falling action

12.irony

13. rising action

Sept 28 - Oct 2

14. fiction

15. motif

16. nonfiction

17. plot

Oct. 5 - 9

18. exposition

19. paraphrase

20. resolution

Oct. 26 - 30

21. blank verse

22. epic

23. free verse

24. hyperbole

Nov. 9 - 13

25, controlling idea

26, folk tale

Nov. 16 - 25

27. connotation

28. critical lens

29. denotation 

30. flashback 

Dec. 7 - 11

31. prologue 

32. stream of consciousness 

33. tragedy

Dec. 14 - 23

34. autobiography

35. biography


2016   January 4 - 8

36. contrast

37. comic relief

38. drama

January 25 - 29

39. dialect

40. foreshadow

41. genre

February 1 - 5

42. epiphany

43. explicit

44. implicit

February 8 - 12

45. imagery

46. onomatopoeia

February 22- 26

47. metaphor

48. personification

February 29 - March 4

49. mood

50. setting

51. simile

March 23 - 29

52. omniscient

53. point of view

54. pun

55. script

April 4 - 8

56.  symbolism 

57.  theme 

58. tone

 

April 11 - 21

59.  symbolism

 

57.  theme

 

58. tone