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suffix

follows a word root to change its meaning or part of speech

illustrate

to make clear by using an example, picture, or demonstration

reveal

to show or tell something that was previously hidden or not talked about

plot

the sequence of events in a story

primarily

first; most important.

theme

The main idea or meaning of a text. Often, this is an insight about human life revealed in a literary work

prefix

a syllable or word that comes before a root word to change its meaning

purpose

one's intention, goal, or objective in a piece of writing

connotation

the feelings or emotions surrounding/associated with a word, beyond its literal meaning. Generally positive or negative in nature.

denotation

The dictionary definition of a word

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