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SOL VOCABULARY

TermDefinition
Evoke to call up or produce memories, feelings, etc.
Fact something that is said to be true or known to be true
infer or inference to draw a conclusion, or a conclusion that is drawn
purpose the reason something exists
analogy a comparison or a similarity between two things
develop to elaborate or expand upon
topic the subject of discussion in a piece of writing
thesis a sentence which explains what an entire piece of writing is about
dialogue conversation between two or more people
convey to make known, to express, to communicate
connotation the suggestion of an additional or secondary meaning of a word
narrative a piece of writing that tells a story
descriptive a piece of writing that describes using imagery
expository a piece of writing which informs or explains
persuasive a piece of writing which attempts to convince the reader to agree with something
main idea the most important or central thought of a paragraph, essay, etc.
selection any piece of writing on the SOL test
organizational pattern / structure the way an author sets up or organizes his or her writing
suggests to make someone think of something
summary a short but complete statement which tells the reader what the writing is about
literary device techniques authors use in their writing to add imagery or strong details
root the most basic part of a word that contains the most basic meaning; it includes no prefixes or suffixes
imagery words or details which appeal to the senses or emotions
detail a small part that supports the main point
theme the main idea or underlying meaning of a selection
concept a general idea
simile a comparison made using “like” or “as”
metaphor an implied comparison between two unlike things
hyperbole extreme exaggeration used for effect
personification giving human characteristics to nonhuman things
onomatopoeia words which imitate sounds
alliteration the repeating of beginning consonant sounds
assonance the repeating of vowel sounds
emphasize to put stress upon something, or to highlight something
point of view the angle from which a story is told; the position of the narrator in relation to the story
illustration a drawing or picture that goes along with a piece of writing
source where information comes from
conclude to determine by inferring
intent something that was done on purpose
excerpt a passage or quotation taken from a piece of writing
setting the time, place, and environment of a piece of writing
synonym a word which has the same meaning as another word
clarification the act of being made clear or easier to understand
figurative language writing not meant to be taken literally (like similes, metaphors, hyperboles, etc.)
valid well thought out and logical; workable
premise an idea that supports a conclusion
idiom a phrase or expression that has a different meaning from the literal words (like, “It’s raining cats and dogs.”
flashback an interruption in writing that takes the reader back into the past
audience the person or people an author is writing for
antonym a word which has the opposite meaning from another word
foreshadowing clues that suggest events that have yet to occur
irony special kind of contrast between appearance and reality usually on in which reality is the opposite of what is seems
allusion reference in literature to a familiar person
mood a feeling, in the reader, the author creates through his/her word choice
tone the author's feeling toward his/her subject
Created by: pksmithvb
 

 



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