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accuracy
correctness or precision
affix
one or more letters occurrung as a bound form attached to the beginning or end of a word or base and serving to produce a derivative word or inflectional form (e.g., a prefix or suffix)
allusion
an implied or indirect reference in literature to a familiar person, place, or event
analysis
the process or result of identifying the parts of a whole and their relationships to one another
appositive
also called apposition: a grammatical construction in which usually 2 adjacent nouns having the same referent stand next to one another; often sererated by commas
My father, Ned, workedfor NASA.
assertion
a declaration statement , allegation, or claim
autobiography
the story of a person's life written by himself or herself
biography
the story of a person's life written by someone else
cause and effect
cause statements stem from actions and events, and effects are what happen as a result of the event or action
climax
the turning point in a narrative, the moment when the conflict is at its most intense
compound word
a word composed of two smaller words
conflict
the conflict in a work of fiction is the issue to be resolved in a story
contrast
to compare or appraise differences
conventions of language
mechanics, usage, and sentence completeness
descriptive text
intended to allow the reader to picture the scene or setting in which the action of a story takes place
dialogue
a conversation between in a literary work; the speech of the characters
differentiate
distinguish, tell apart, and recognize differences between two or more items
editorials
a newspaper or magazine article that gives the opinion of the editors or publishers; an expression of opinion that resembles an article
epic
a long narrative poem about the adventures of a hero of great historic or legendary importance
explicit
referring to specific text that is included in the reading passage or in the directions
expository text
written to explain and convey information about a specific topic - NOT a narrative
fable
narrative intended to convey a moral; animals or inanimate objects with human characteristics
fable
narrative intended to convey a moral; animals or inanimate objects with human characteristics often serve as characters in fables
fairy tale
narrative featuring mythical beings such as fairies, elves, and sprites; originally belonged to the folklore of a particular nation or region
fiction
any story that is the product of imagination rather than documentation of fact; characters and events may be based on real life but many actions and conversations are the creation of the author
first person
relates events as they are perceived by a single character; the main character "tells" the story and may offer opinions different from the author
flashback
used to present action that occurred before the beginning of the story; often introduced as dreams
focus
the center of interest or attention