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WKCE Power Words

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(followed by 'to') as reported or stated by according
The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables, as in "on scrolls of silver snowy sentences". Alliteration
Is a figure of shpeech that makes reference to, or representation of, a place, event, literary work, myth, or work of art, either by implication. Allusion
examine closely and explain in detail analyze
giving critical commentary or making explanatory notes annotate
reply or respond to a question answer
question, exciting statement or request to imagine something attention getter
The readers of a piece of writing, who have a specific characteristics that the author must anticipate in or to communicate effectively. Audience
The person who wrote a piece of text author
Why the author chose to write a piece of text author's purpose
A reflection of the author's personality and purpose for writing. Author's Style
an imaginary or real line that passes through an objecft axis
be a part of belongs
best explains best describes
the amount a container will hold capacity
with caution carefully
the unit of length in the Metric System closely compared to the inches in the U.S. System centimeter
attitudes, values, and qualities of a character character traits
make clear clarify
A trite, stereographic expression; a sentence or phrase, usually expressing a popular or common thought or idea, which has lost originality, ingenuity, and impact by long overuse. Cliche'
Something that is generally known. Common knowledge
number divisible by two or more numbers without a remainder common multiple
a number that is divisible by some whole number other than 1 and itself composite number
understanding and remembering details as you read comprehension
judgments or decisions conclusions
a struggle between opposing forces, groups, characters, or emotions conflict
polygons that have the same shape and size congruent
the positive or negative feeling a word evokes apart from its literal meaning connotation
Majority of opinion. Consensus
a method by which the meaning of unknown words may be obtained by examining the parts of the sentences surrounding the words context clues
the number of spaces and direction to post a point on a grid coordinate
A contrasting, opposing, or refuting argument. Counter argument
Capable of being believed, believable. Credibility
the common elements shared by a group of people such as language, religion, food, music, art, etc. culture
a form of government in which citizens choose their own leaders by voting democracy
the literal or exact definitions of a word denotations
give a description of; explain describe
items or parts of a story details
letters and symbols that represent sounds diacritical marks
a drawing or sketch diagram
Style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words. Diction
lists definitions of words dictionary
tell the difference between distinguish
techniques commonly used by authors of plays dramatic conventions
characters that develop and/or evolve throughout a story dynamic characters
equal equivalent
things that happen events
the answer is perfector corrector in the correct order exactly
samples or instances examples
write out in greater detail expanded form
make plain or clear; tell how to do explain
a group of words that has its own meaning like "kick the bucket" means "die" expression
planes or surfaces that bound a solid figure faces
writing that is made up, not true fiction
the use of words beyond their literal meaning that includes figures of speech, such as metaphors, similes, and personification figurative language
A device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which an event or scene taking place before the present time in the narrative is inserted into the chronological structure of the work. Flashback
tells you how common it is for a sound to be spelled by a given letter frequency
has to do with the study of shapes, lines, and points geometric
the set of people who have the power to decide and enforce laws over all the people of a nation government
visual representations of statistics or other information graphics
a type of criticism that connects an author's literary work to the period in which it is set or was written historical criticism
an expression that has a meaning different from its individual words idiom
add an example to your definition illustrate
language that appeals to the five senses: sight, taste, touch, hearing, smell imagery
to suggest an idea without stating it directly imply / implies
The audience must deduce what the character is list through the character's thoughts, actions, speech, looks, and interactions with other characters, including other characters' reactions to that particular character. Indirect characterization
logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience infer / inference
knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction information
The uses of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning. Irony
back up your statement with facts and/or examples justify
A word used as a reference point for finding other words or information. Key words
smallest number that is divisible by two or more given numbers without a remainder least common multiple
any finite section between two points on a line line segment
the discussion and interpretation of words of literature literary criticism
words that are emotionally charged--either positively or negatively Loaded Words
the overall point or idea being expressed by an author main idea
for the most part mainly
average; to take a data set of numbers, add them and divide the total by the number of numbers mean
find out the extent, size, quantity, capacity of something measure
in a set of data, it is the middle number after organizing all the numbers in order from least to greatest median
error; not correct mistake
the number occuring most in a set of data mode
make, shape, design, or plan model
The attitude of the speaker toward what he or she is saying, a certainty or uncertainty, wish or command, emphasis or hesitancy. Mood
a good chance or possibility most likely
in large part mostly
emotion or objective that drives someone to act in a certain way motivation
person telling the story narrator
writing that is true nonfiction
An omniscient author, one who takes the omniscient point of view, can see and report everything. The telling of the story can reveal actions and thoughts by any character, and show events from the perspective of any character. Omniscient point of view
a personal belief or judgment opinion
any two numbers written in a meaningful order ordered pair
arranged in an orderly way organized
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd, but in reality expresses a possible truth. Paradox
5-9 sentences that address a single topic paragraph
a four-sided figure whose opposites sides are parallel and equal parallelogram
restate a text in your own words paraphrase
word class based on the role a word plays in a sentence part of speech
a section of text passage
the distance around the border of a figure perimeter
Writing which the writer takes a "for" or "against" stance on an issue in his or her writing. Persuasive writing
Unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and the thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work. Plagiarism
the exact place where two lines meet point
a closed plane with three or more sides polygon
an affix added to the beginning of a base or root word that changes the word's meaning prefix
the likelihood that an event will occur probability
likely probably
Matter of fact, commonplace, dull expression, quality or discourse. Prose
instrument for drawing or measuring angles protractor
the reason for something purpose
a 3-d shape that has a triange, square, rectangle, pentagon, etc. base and meets at 1 point above it pyramid
a plane figure having four sides and four angles quadrilaterals
analyzing through inquiry questioning
a belief that one racial group (white, black, Asian, etc.) is superior to all other groups racism
to turn for information or help refer
To think, ponder, or meditate on something from the past and present. Reflecting
put something back where it belongs; substitute replace
stand for; act in place of represent
An investigation into a subject in order to discover or revise facts , theories, or applications. Research
looks like resembles
The fundamental or essential part of a word. Root
characters whose personalities, backgrounds, motivse and other features are fully described by the author round characters
statement of what to do and not to do rule
look at quickly to find a specific word or information scan
words and phrases that tell us a new idea is coming Signal Words and Phrases
important significant
glance through quickly skim
speech you make to yourself Soliloquy
A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to themselves or reveals their thoughts without addressing the listener. Solilquy
system of measurement used for area square units
organization or arrangement of information structure
a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period Style
an affix added to the end of a base or root wod that changes the word's meaning suffix
hint; show in an indirect way suggest
to make a summary of a story or a situation Summarize
help prove support your answer
information given to explain or clarify main ideas supporting details
a regular, balanced arrangement of parts symmetry
to combine several bits of seperate information into a whole synthesize
The author's method of organizing text Text Structure
a dictionary with synonyms, antonyms, and other related words thesaurus
An explanation of the topic or purpose of a research paper. Thesis statement
the sentence in a paragraph that states the main idea topic sentence
the point where two sides of an angle meet vertices
Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam WKCE
group of words based on the same root word family
prefixes, roots and suffixes word parts
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