Mr. K's Reading Terms 21-40
|debate||A discussion of reasons for and against something|
|characterize||to describe the features of someone|
|narrate||to tell a story or describe a series of events|
|contrast||to tell how things are different|
|resolve||to make a firm decision about; to find a solution|
|allusion|| a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize|
|appendix||supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book|
ex:the main work could have had already been printed and the cost of destroying the batch and reprinting is deemed too high. As such, addenda may come in many forms — a separate letter included with the work, text files on a digital medium, or any similar carrier.
|characterization|| the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features|
Ex. "the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd"
|chronological|| relating to or arranged according to temporal order|
Ex. "chronological age"
|classified ad|| a short ad in a newspaper or magazine (usually in small print) and appearing along with other ads of the same type|
|antithesis|| the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance|
Ex. "his theory is the antithesis of mine"
|archetype|| an original model on which something is patterned|
ex:witch;green, big nose, warty, broom, evil
|omniscient|| infinitely wise|
|oxymoron|| conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')|
|paradox|| (logic) a self-contradiction|
Ex. "'I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false"
|pathetic fallacy|| the fallacy of attributing human feelings to inanimate objects|
Ex. 'the friendly sun' is an example of the pathetic fallacy
|stereotype|| treat or classify according to a mental stereotype|
Ex. "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"
|symbolize|| express indirectly by an image, form, or model|
Ex. be a symbol; "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
|syntax|| the study of the principles and rules for constructing sentences in natural languages.|
ex:for a simple sentence the ruke is one verb one noun
|homophone||two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)|