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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