English10 CP final words

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acclimate

get used to

acronym

word made from initials

allegory

story offering a deeper meaning

allusion

not directly saying something

analysis

examining something

analytical

exact in nature

analyze

process of examining

anecdote

short personal story

antecedent

what comes before

argument

support for a thesis statement

asides

words not directed to all listeners

audience

receivers of writings or speeches

autobiography

story of someones life written by that person

bandwagon

joining a cause

bias

slanted opinion

biography

story of someone elses life

claims

statements in an essay, may or may not be true

coherence

when parts of a story follow in logical order

comprehension

understanding what you have read

concept

an idea

connotative meaning

suggested meaning, not exact meaning

contemporary literature

writings done at the same time someone else is living

contradiction

when something goes against something that has been said or written

credibility

believable writing or speaking

delivery

how one presents a writing or speech

denotative meaning

saying exactly what you mean

diction

correctly pronouncing words

documentary

non-fiction writing, giving real-life details

emotion

feeling

epic

a long book, poem, movie

epiphany

sudden insight into knowledge

ethics

what is right and wrong to society

excerpt

part of a book, play, speech

explicit

giving exact details

fable

short story with a moral lesson

flashbacks

out of order look of the past

folklore

story passed down by families, may or may not be true

footnote

information added that is related to what someone is writing

genre

grouping of like things

graphic novel

short story which is often violent and considered to be for adults

haiku

Japanese poem

historical fiction

non-true story about past events or people

hypothesis

theory (idea)

idea development

taking a thought and advancing it into a story

implicit

suggesting something rather than openly saying it

isolate

to take away from all others

Latin affix

prefix, base, or suffix of a word that originated in the Latin language

Latin suffix

any end of a word that originated in the Latin language

line breaks

point when a poems sentence ends (not always at the end of a line)

literal meaning

exact dictionary meaning of a word or thought

logic

using common sense (reasoning)

mechanics

punctuation, spelling, and grammar used in writing

metacognition

thinking about ones own thinking

modifier

word or phrase that relates to another one

monologue

one person speaking

moral

lesson a story teaches

marcissism

thinking to highly of oneself

narrative

a story

narrator

one who tells the story

parallel construction

making parts of sentences, paragraphs, or stories follow the same pattern

parallelism

recognizing similar meanings in a writing

paraphrase

to put others words into your own

parody

making a joke of someone elses actions (or speech)

persona

characteristics of a person (or character)

persuasion

writing (or speaking) in a way to convince someone to believe in your position

poetry

words written in verse form

propaganda

words (or actions) that convince someone to believe a certain way

prose

words written in paragraph form

quotation

using the exact words of someone else

rhetoric

writing (or speaking) using techniques that cause the reader (or listener) to react

rhetorical question

asking something in writing (or speech) which the writer (or speaker) does not want answered

satire

making a joke of something more serious (such as when creating a parody)

semicolon

punctuation mark (tying two closely related sentences together)

sensory writing

written work that creates sights, sounds, smells, tastes, (etc.)

soliloquy

(similar to a monologue) when one speaks alone sometimes explaining thoughts

Standard English

correct English

subordination

something less important than something else (or dependent)

Syllabus

listing of what is to follow

synthesize

putting things together to create something new

thesis

what a writing (or speech) is trying to prove (a paper which is trying to prove something)

warranty

guaranteeing the quality of something

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