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antonyms

words with opposite meanings

argument

the position an author takes toward a subject and the reasons he or she gives for that position

author's purpose

the reason the author writes a selection, usually to entertain, explain, or persuade

bias

a preference for, or dislike of, of something. Bias is unfair if it is not based on facts

cause

the person, thing, or event that makes something happen

character

a person or animal in a story. Readers learn about characters by want they say, what they do, and what they think

climax

the part of the plot when the conflict is addressed

compare and contrast

a way of organizing written text by showing similarities and differences

conflict

the main problem or struggle in a story

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