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PARCC Voc

TermDefinition
author's purpose The reason a text is written
support a claim using evidence to support your thought/opinion on something
excerpt a part of a whole text
setting when and where
characterization the act of characterizing--emotional traits, physical traits, intellectual traits, personality traits
convey making your feelings known, or the author showing us his/her feelings
redundant something stated over and over again
plot the story or the plan, introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
sufficient enough
relevant having a logical connection to something else
conflict struggle between two opposing forces, man vs man, man vs nature, man vs self, man vs society
suggest mention or imply something is possible
point of view the perspective the story is written from. 1st person, 3rd person
effect a particular feeling or mood created be something or a change that results when something is done or happens
reliable depend on , trusthworthy
indicate to point out
developed created, brought forth, thought out
shape the way parts of a story develop
source a person, book, website, etc that gives information
refer to have direct connection or relationship to
portrayals the act of showing or describing someone or something
paraphrases to say using different words
influence the power to change or affect someone or something
organizational pattern/structure the pattern the author uses to write a story, article, etc
structure of a poem organization of stanzas, verses, or lines
main argument stating your stance on a given topic
dialogue conversation in a text, often between characters
reveal the author tells us something that is unspoken or hidden
theme the lesson the author wants us to learn
context of a sentence understanding the info in a sentence
elements of realism takes place in real life
author's appeal what the author says or does to get the readers interested
situation what is happening
thesis a statement made a the beginning or a research paper, informing readers of the paper's content
conclude to come to a decision
contribute to play an important part in bringing a result
connotation an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to it's literal or primary meaning
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