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CCSS Critical Nouns

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Alliteration the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables, as the "B" sound repeated in the phrase "bouncing baby boy"
Analogy a similarity identified between two things based on specific characteristics, as in the similarity in function between the heart and a pump
Argument a statement, reason, or fact for or against a point
Central Idea the thesis or main point
Conclusions a result, outcome or decision that is reached after a process of inquiry
Connections a set of associations, relationships or points of agreement between two or more things
Connotative Language the symbolic or associated meanings of words that are beyond their literal definition, as in: the literal definition of "dove" is a songbird, but an associated meaning of a dove could be "a symbol of peace".
Details specific pieces of information
Evidence details that are gathered in support of a particular position or belief
Figurative Language Illustrations language that uses figures of speech, metaphors, similes, etc. in order to explain or make meaning more clearly understood
Interaction the way(s) in which two or more things relate and react to one another
Metaphor a figure of speech in which the characteristics of one thing are attributed (given) to something as a way of creating deeper meaning
Mood a feeling that a literary work conveys to readers
Point of view the perspective from which a story is told
Rhetoric The art or study of using language effectively and persuasively.
Simile a comparison between two things that uses "like" or "as" to indicate similarities
Stanza a group of lines within a poem; an analogy would be: stanza is to poem as paragraph is to essay
Structures the way in which parts are arranged or put together to form a whole; a framework, for example
Theme a message about life or human nature that is communicated by a literary work
Tone refers to the writer's attitude toward his/her subject matter in a work of literature; similar to mood
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