Introduction to Language Arts Keystone Terms Unit 1
A word or phrase naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it.
Modifies another part of speech and expresses a relation of place, time, circumstance, manner, cause, or degree
A detailed examination of the elements or structure of something for discussion/interpretation.
A word opposite in meaning to another.
A word used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause
Hints given to help define a difficult or unusual word.
To recognize or ascertain what makes something different
The decision you come to when you put what you know and what you read together
Making judgments based on your understanding
Make something clear by describing in more detail or revealing relevant facts/ideas
The subject that is being discussed or studies- the main purpose or interest
The "type" or category of literature
The act or process of reaching a conclusion about something from known facts or evidence
A word added to a sentence to show emotion.
To explain the meaning of or to understand
A significant word from a title or a document used as an index to connect
Structures used by writers to convey messages/meaning in a simple manner to readers. Helps readers to appreciate, interpret, and analyze a literary work
A constituent of all works of narrative fiction- a necessary feature or verbal storytelling. Plot, Theme, Character, Tone.
The point of literary work
Multiple Meaning Words
Words that sound alike but have different meanings and spelling. Words that are spelled alike but have different meanings.
Name of a person, place, or thing
A word, letter, or number placed before another.
A word expressing a relation to another word or an element in the clause
A word that takes place of a noun
An affix placed after the stem of a word.
Using assorted sentence patterns, lengths, and rhythms.
A brief statement of the main points in your own words.
Used to help you better understand the main idea.
Means exactly the same or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language.
How information is organized in a text- helps to focus attention on key concepts, etc.
A word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence.
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