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This is a method of relating how two or more elements or texts are SIMILAR.

Conflict

This is the main problem in a literary work.

Contrast

This is a method of relating how two or more elements or texts are DIFFERENT.

Diary

This is a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations.

Email

This is a message sent via the internet, from one user's account to another's.

Evaluate

This is placing a value or rank on a piece of writing or speaking.

External Conflict

This is when a character has a problem with another character, nature, society, or fate.

Film

This form of media projects individual pictures onto a screen to produce the illusion of continuous motion.

Font

This is a production element or text feature that is a design for a set of characters. This term includes a typeface,such as Times New Roman, and different sizes and styles.

Genre

This is the category or type of literature.

Graphic Adj.

-Depicted or represented with pictures or images. Noun- A picture, image or visual representation of information or an idea.

Graphic Source

This is a visual piece of information.

Infer

This is to get a conclusion from the facts or context; to figure out what is being implied by reading between the lines.

Inference

This is reading between the lines. It is taking something that you read and putting it together with something that you already know to make sense of what you read.

Inform

This is to give information.

Internet

This is the global system of interconnected computers and networks used to find the most recent information.

Layout

This is the physical arrangement of a text and graphics on a page; and includes such elements as the ratio between graphics and text, the fonts and font sizes used, and the placement of text and graphics in relation to white spaces.

Main Idea

This is the central and most important idea of a reading passage.

Media

This is the main means of mass communication.

Medium

A way of communicating information

Mood

This is the feeling that an author wants readers to have while reading.

Narrative Text

This tells the events and actions of a story.

Periodical

This is a publication issued at regular intervals of more than one day.

Person Vs. Environment

This describes the type of conflict that places a character against forces of nature.

Person Vs. Person

This describes the type of conflict when the leading character struggles with his/her physical strength against other characters, animals, or forces of nature.

Person Vs. Self

This describes the type of conflict when the leading character struggles with himself/herself; with his conscience, feelings, or ideas.

Person Vs. Technology

This describes the type of conflict that places a character against scientific advances, machines, robots,etc.

Persuade

This is to convince.

Poetry

This is the third major type of literature in addition to drama and prose.

Production Elements

These include font, color, light, audio clips, and camera angles. They enhance media messages.

Synthesize

This is to collect information on a topic and summarize, analyze or interpret it.

Television

This is a telecommunications medium which sends audio and video, usually into individual homes.

Title

This is a group of words which give the reader's first impression and set the tone for the writing.

Tone

This is the attitude that an author takes toward the audience, the subject, or a character.

Viewpoint

This is an expression of an opinion or standpoint.

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