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27 Cards in this Set

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the repetition of a sound at the beginning of two or more neighboring words (as in wild and woolly or a babbling brook)
Caption (identify)
the explanation or description accompanying a pictorial illustration (as a cartoon or photograph)
of, relating to, or constituting the degree of grammatical comparison that denotes increase in the quality, quantity, or relation expressed by an adjective or adverb
Coordinating conjunctions
Coordinating conjunctions may join single words, or they may join groups of words, but they must always join similar elements: e.g. subject+subject, verb phrase+verb phrase, sentence+sentence
extravagant exaggeration used to emphasize a point <"mile-high ice cream cones" is an example of hyperbole>
Idiom (introducing
an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but must be learned as a whole <the expression "give
way," meaning "retreat," is an idiom
a word or cry expressing sudden or strong feeling
Introductory paragraph
The opening paragraph sets the tone
It not only introduces the topic, but where you are going with it (the thesis).
Main idea/stated and implied
refers to the point or thought being expressed
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase meaning one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a similarity between them (as in the ship plows the sea)
suggests a series of connected events told like a story <a narrative of the early pioneers>.
the naming of a thing or action by imitation of natural sounds (as "buzz" or "hiss")
2 : the use of words whose sound suggests the sense (as for poetic effect
Parts of speech
the basic types of words that English has. Most grammar books say that there are eight parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, conjunctions, prepositions and interjections.
the representation of a thing or idea as a person or by the human form
the main story (as of a literary work or movie
Point of view/perspective
the related experience of the narrator
to lead to do something; a prompt for writing is the idea that is given to the writer
Punctuation marks (colon, semi-colon)
Punctuation marks are symbols that correspond to neither phonemes (sounds) of a language nor to lexemes (words and phrases), but which serve to indicate the structure and organization of writing, as well as intonation and pauses to be observed when reading it aloud.
Reference source
a work compiled specifically to supply information on a certain subject or group of subjects in a form which will facilitate its easy use
Root words (as aids in determining meaning
The root word is the word from which other words are built
Run-on sentence (correcting)
a sentence in which two or more independent clauses are joined without punctuation or conjunctions
a figure of speech in which things different in kind or quality are compared by the use of the word like or as (as in eyes like stars)
expressing or covering the main points briefly
of, relating to, or being the form of an adjective or adverb that shows the highest or lowest degree of comparison
the main body of printed or written matter on a page b : the main part of a book
a subject for a work of literature, art, or music <guilt and punishment is the theme of the story>
Transitional words
Transitional words and phrases help a writer maintain flow and establish a clear connection between ideas. In addition, transitions can help unify a paragraph and allow the reader to better understand the relationship between ideas.