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High school 4/5 points (Literature)

TermDefinitionExample
to support To agree with and give encouragement to someone. I need money to support your project.
infer To form an opinion or guess that something is true because of the information that you have I inferred from her expression that she wanted to leave.
conclusion A summing up of the points and a statement of opinion or decisions reached. He came to the conclusion that she, too, needed time to heal.
issue A subject or problem that people are thinking and talking about. Whatever the issue was, the conflict between Alex and Dulce remained.
to suggest To mention an idea, possible plan, or action for other people to consider Who are we to suggest that it's wrong?
to describe To say or write what someone or something is like. I tried to describe to her the appearance of a camel; but, as we were not allowed to touch the animal, I feared that she did not get a correct idea of its shape.
to provide To give someone something that they need. Alex was doing everything in his power to provide her with all the experiences of a natural mother.
moreover (used to add information) also and more importantly. Texting while driving is dangerous; moreover, it’s illegal in some states.
however nevertheless; yet; on the other hand; in spite of that. The book is expensive; however, it's worth it.
contrast an obvious difference between two or more things. My new school was a welcome contrast to the one before.
point of view a particular way of thinking about or judging a situation. From an economist's point of view, business is all about money.
imagery the use of words or pictures in books, films, paintings, etc. to describe ideas or situations. The idea that the earth is flat can easily be disproven thanks to both the modern laws of physics and satellite imagery.
reference a mention of something. Make sure to reference where you found any information to avoid plagiarism.
despite without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by. They won the game despite overwhelming odds.
poet a person who writes poems. I had a lovely letter from the poet Whittier.
comparison the act of comparing two or more people or things. I tell this story to make a comparison between modern times and the past.
tone a quality in the voice that expresses the speaker's feelings or thoughts, often towards the person being spoken to. His tone was sharp.
Metaphor an expression, that describes a person or object by referring to something that is considered to have similar characteristics to that person or object. The song used sunshine as a metaphor for joy.
cause the reason why something, especially something bad, happens. You've never given us cause to punish you.
conflict an active disagreement between people with opposing opinions or principles. There is a conflict over water rights in the poor cities.
theme the main subject of a talk, book, film, etc. We will attend a party with a tropical island theme.
setting the time and the place in which the action of a book, film, play, etc. happens. An example of a setting is the forest in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
plot the story of a book, film, play, etc. An example of plot is the love story of Romeo and Juliet.
character the particular combination of qualities in a person or place that makes them different from others. His fine character and conscience earned him universal respect and confidence.
symbol a sign, shape, or object that is used to represent something else. To her regret, it was there: the leather necklace and its silver symbol that had marked her family line.
Irony a situation in which something which was intended to have a particular result has the opposite or a very different result. I appreciated the irony of his response when he said, "Lucky us," when he learned we would have to work all weekend.
dialogue conversation that is written for a book, play, or film. The characters are well drawn and the dialogue full of comic strength, the scenes knit together and the plot skilfully worked out.
rhyme Words that rhyme have the same last sound. Remember the rhyme "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old."
narrator the character who tells you what is happening in a book or film. "Why no, my dear fellow," said the astonished narrator, shrugging his shoulders.
Created by: gada
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