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TAKS 11th grade ELA

Vocabulary for Exit Level TAKS Test

The set of ideas associated with a word in addition to its explicit meaning, or the authors meaning of the word. Connotation
A word’s dictionary meaning, independent of other associations that the word may have. Denotation
Writing or speech not meant to be interpreted literally. Figurative Language
The descriptive or figurative language used in literature to create word pictures for the reader. These pictures, or images, are created by details of sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, or movement. Imagery
A figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared. Metaphor
The feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage. Mood
A type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics. Personification
The perspective from which the narrator is telling the story. Point of View
Anything that stands for or represents something else. Symbol
A central message or insight into life revealed through the literary work. There can be more than one theme in a literary work. Theme
The writer’s attitude toward his or her audience or subject. Tone
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