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Comm. Arts Q2 Review

Communication Arts Quarter 2 Test Review

TermDefinition
Confirm To prove to be true; to verify
Clarify To make or become easier to understand
Restate To state again, especially in a new way
Context Clue: Synonym A word that means the same as the unfamiliar word or idiom.
Context Clue: Antonym A word that means the opposite of the unfamiliar word or idiom.
Context Clue: Explanation Words that give information about the unfamiliar word or idiom.
Assume To suppose to be fact without; proof
Evaluate To judge; determine the worth or strength of something
Conclude To decide by reasoning
Drawing Conclusions Means arriving at an overall judgment or idea
Diction Ask yourself: What vocabulary does the author use? How appropriate are the word choices? How vivid is the language? Does the author use formal or informal language.
Tone What is this author's attitude toward his or her subject?
Sentence Length Does the writer use short or long sentences? Does the writer vary the sentence length.
Figurative Language Does the author use hyperbole, personification, and/or metaphor to communicative ideas
Author Style Shaped by many elements including word choice, tone, length of sentences, author's purpose, figurative language, and changes in the English language over time.
Convince To cause someone to agree
Establish To create or prove
Achieve To carry out successfully
Author's Purpose The author's reason for writing; the most common purposes are "to inform, to entertain, to persuade, and to reflect." How does the author's style fit his or her message or purpose.
Expository (Non-fiction) Facts/details, figurative context, technical language, word choice, sentence structure, imagery.
Literature (Fiction) Characters, setting, theme, imagery, word choice, genre.
Preposition A word that shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun, called the object to the _______, to another word. (i.e. What I'm most concerned about is your safety) It is about
Prepositional Phrase All together, the preposition, the object of the preposition, and any modifiers of the object.
Adjective A word that describes a noun or pronoun
Proper Adjective An adjective that gets capitalized because its deprived from a proper noun. (i.e Siamese)
Noun A person, place or thing. (i.e math)
Verb A word used to express action or a state of being. (i.e. ran)
Article Words that identify nouns as nouns but don't describe it (i.e. a, an, and the)
Adverb Form these degrees by adding -er or -est to most one or two syllable words. Sometimes end in -ly. They answer question of how, when, where or to what extent.
Created by: Turicek