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evaluate

this is placing a value or rank on a piece of writing of speaking

fact

this is a statement that can be proved to be true

figurative language

this goes beyond the literal meanings of words to create special effects or feelings

figure of speech

a word or phrase that is not meant to be taken literally but figuratively; synonym for figurative language

foreign words

these used in English are borrowed directly form other languages.

formal language

this is used by writers of scholarly books. It usually has longer sentences and a greater variety of words than everyday speech. Slang, contractions, and jargon are avoided.

functional text

this is writing or text that is used in everyday life such, as signs, directions, letters, and manuals.

general dictionary

this is a common reference book of words in alphabetical order including information about their meanings, pronunciation, and forms.

generalization

this is forming a broad concept based on specific instances. Inductive reasoning

glossary

this is a list found in the back of a book that gives definitions of usual or hard words found in the text.

historical context

the setting and circumstances in which a literary work is written or an event occurs

homonym

this is a word that has multiple meanings and is spelled in the same way for both meanings

homophones

these are words that are pronounced the same, but have different meanings

idiom

this is a phrase in common use that can not be understood by literal or ordinary meanings

imagery

this is the use of language that appeals to the five senses--touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight

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