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Language final 2018

vocab

TermDefinition
metaphor a comparison between two unlike things in which one thing becomes another
annotate write notes to explain or present ideas that help you analyze and understand the text
commentary explanation of the way the facts, details and/or examples in a paragraph or essay support the topic sentence
communication the process of giving or exchanging information; verbal: spoken communication non-verbal: gestures, facial expressions, that form unspoken communication
reflection a kind of thinking and writing which seriously explores significance of an experience, idea, or observation
imagery Descriptive of figurative language to create word pictures ; imagery is created by details that appeal to one or more of the of the five scenes
evaluate to examine and judge carefully to determine the value of something, such as an idea, a comment, or a source
plagiarism taking and using as your own the words and ideas of another
hyperbole an extreme exaggeration used for emphasis, often used for comic relief
tone a writer's or speaker's attitude toward a subject
onomatopoeia the use of words that imitate the sound of what they describe
setting the time and place in which a narrative occurs
synthesize to combine elements from different sources to create, express, or support a new idea
personification A kind of metaphor that gives objects or abstract ideas human characteristics
literary analysis the process of examining closely and commenting on elements of a literary work
conclusion The ending paragraph or essay, which brings it to a close and leaves an impression on the readers
topic sentence A sentence that states the main idea of the paragraph;in an essay, it is also a point that supports the thesis stament
nonfiction a real life story
alliteration the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words that are close together
symbolism a logical guess or conclusion based on observation, prior experience, or textural evidence
theme the central idea, message, or purpose of a literary work
thesis statement a sentence, in the introduction of an essay, that states the writer's position or opinion on the topic of the essay
dialogue conversation between characters
simile a comparison between two unlike things, using the words like or as
expository/informative writing A writing that makes ascertain and explains with detail
denotation the exact, literal meaning of a word (dictionary meaning)
hook A compelling idea or statement that is designed to get the readers attention in an introduction
inference/infer a logical guess or conclusion based on observation, prior experience, or textural evidence
subplot a secondary plot that occurs along with a main plot
textual evidence quotations, summaries, or paraphrases from text passages to support a position
connotation the suggested or implied meaning or emotion associated with a word--beyond its literal definition (can be negative)
sensory language Words or information that appeal to the five senses
introduction the opening paragraph of an essay, which must get the reader's attention and indicate the topic
collaborate to work together with other members of a group members
fiction a made up story
supporting details in writing, evidence (facts, statistics, examples) that supports the topic sentence
figurative language imaginative language that is not meant to be interpreted literally
Created by: hochhaylee