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CATS Vocab 1

Reading Vocab 1

An expression which is hard to understand because it cannot be defined EX: beauty, love abstract term
Reference to something else EX: A character might say she was ready to build an Ark after all the rain; she would be making an allusion to the story of Noah and the Ark, and making the point that it had rained a lot. allusion
An explanation based on some similarity between two things EX: "Just as the oak tree reaches away from its roots, the child matures and leaves home." analogy
A word that means the opposite of another word EX: happy/sad antonym
A logical series of statements leading from a premise to a conclusion; statement of reasons for or against something argument
The intentional message a writer wants to convey to readers; why the author is writing this author's purpose
Persuasion which claims that something is attracting growing support EX: "Everybody's doing it." bandwagon
An action (cause) that brings about a result (effect) cause/effect
Created by: tdick