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Interpretation
An explanation of the meaning and significance of a work of are, based upon careful study of the work and attention to its details and techniques; the act of creating such an explanation
Judgement
An opinion as to the value of worth of something; an evaluation or assessment
Key idea
A part of a piece of writing that is central to its meaning; an important or crucial point
Literary element
A part of a literary work, such as its plot, setting, mood, or theme
Literary technique
A special device used in a literary work.
Logical
Based upon sound reasons and arguments; supported by facts and by the relationships among the facts
Main idea
The most important, key, or central idea in a piece of writing, also known as the thesis or the controlling idea
Objective
Based upon fact, not opinion; provable by reference to the facts or evidence
Opinion
A judgement, belief, prediction, or other statement that cannot be proved, absolutely, by observation but that can be supported by facts
Organization
The arrangement of ideas in a piece of writing
Organize
To arrange ideas so that they follow logically from one anotehr and so that the relationships among the ideas are clear to the reader.
Paraphrase
A restatement in other words
Passage
A short selection from a piece of writing, ranging in size from a couple of sentences to a few paragraphs
Proposition
A statement of fact that can be proved by definition, by observation, or by consulting an authoritative expert or reference work
Qualify
To describe by enumerating the characteristics or qualities of
Relationship
A connection or association between two people, things or ideas
Relevant
Related to the matter or issue being discussed; pertinent
Response
A reaction to something.
Review
To examine something carefully and make a judgement about it based on the examination
Specific
Particular, not vague or general.
Structure
The form and organization of a piece of writing.
Subjective
Based on the opinions or internal, private experiences of an individuals rather than on observable facts that can be verified by others
Summarize
To restate in fewer words
Support
To provide evidence
Unified
Ideas are all related to a single controlling idea and all contribute to creating a single dominant impression on the reader