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CATS vocab

Reading vocab 4

An expression or description that does not mean exactly what it says; can include metaphors, similes, personification, hyperbole figurative language
A sign or suggestion of what will happen later in the story EX: "Surprisingly, the day began in an ordinary way." The word "surprisingly" makes you wonder what happened later that was not ordinary. foreshadowing
A general plan of organization, arrangement, or choice of material format
A broad overall statement concerning a particular topic generalization
Form of writing EX: poem, short story, drama genre
Creating mental pictures from descriptive words EX: "My spirit soared with the eagles when I received the good news." imagery
An educated guess based on the clues the author has planted inference
Facts, data; the things you need to know information
An excerpt which is written to provide facts, data, and things you need to know informative passage
When the outcome of events is different from what you expected irony
The language or special terminology used by a particular group of people, often related to their work EX: medical terms used chiefly by people working in the medical field jargon
Created by: tdick