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Springboard Unit 2

Springboard Unit 2 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Sequence of events in a story Plot
A line of action secondary to the main story Subplot
A long work of fiction Novel
A judgment based on reasoning rather than on a direct or explicit statement. A conclusion based on facts or circumstances; understanding gained by "reading between the lines." Inference
Statement about the future. Prediction
To restate in one's own words. Paraphrase
To briefly restate the main ideas of a piece of writing. Summarize
To combine elements from different sources to create, express, or support a new idea. Synthesize
Explanation of the way the facts, details, and/or examples in a paragraph or essay support the topic sentence. Commentary
A group of lines, usually similar in length and pattern, that form a unit within a poem. Stanza
A sentence, in the introduction of an essay, that states the writer's position or opinion on the topic of the essay. Thesis Statement
The process of examining closely and commenting on the elements of a literary work. Literary Analysis
An essay that makes an assertion and explains it with details, reasons, textual evidence, and commentary. Expository Writing (Essay)
Writing that appeals to your senses - helps the reader know what something looks, feels, smells tastes or sounds like. Imagery
The exact, literal meaning of a word. Denotation
A sentence that states the main idea of a paragraph in an essay, it also makes a point that supports the thesis statement. Topic Sentence
A kind of thinking and writing that seriously explores the significance of an experience, idea, or observation. Reflection
The clear and orderly presentation of ideas in a paragraph or essay. Coherence
The suggested or implied meaning or emotion associated with a word - beyond its literal definition. Connotation
To identify similarities in two or more items; see also, contrast. Compare
The ending of a paragraph or essay, which brings it to a close and leaves an impression with the reader. Conclusion
To identify differences in two or more items; see also, compare. Contrast
In writing, evidence (facts, statistics, examples) that supports the topic sentence. Supporting Details
A speaker's choice of words. Diction
The process of giving or exchanging information. Communication
The opening paragraph of an essay, which must get the reader's attention and indicate the topic. Introduction
A compelling idea or statement designed to get readers' attention in an introduction. Hook
Quotations, summaries, or paraphrases from text passages to support a position. Textual Evidence
Writing that tells about real people, places, and events. Nonfiction
A product of a writer's imagination, usually made up of characters, plot, setting, point of view, and theme. Fiction
The time and the place in which a narrative occurs. Setting
Created by: mstatro6