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advocate
(v) to support an idea or cause
analogy
(v) not a figure of speech: logical reasoning to show how two different things are similar
characterize
(v) distinctive nature or features of
cohesive
(adj) unified, making sense as a whole
connotation
(n) implied meaning of a word, positive/negative associations with a word
concise
(adj) expressing a lot in few words
conventions
(n) pattern or rule
context
(n) setting, facts, cicumstance
counterclaim
(n) argument in opposition to another argument
delineate
(v)to describe in detail
denotation
(n) dictionaries definition of a word
etymology
(n) the history of a word
euphemism
(n) inoffensive way to say something that is usually offensive
evaluate
(v) form critical idea
exemplify
(v) good example of something
exposition
(n) beginning of story that introduces characters
external conflict
(n) a characters that is an outside force
fallacious reasoning
(n) an illogical or flawed way of thinking
irony
(n) the opposite of what is expected occurs
narrative
(n) story in detail
objective
(n) goal
oxymoron
(n) joining of contradictory terms
paradox
(n) logical statement that contradicts itself
parallel structure
(n) pattern of words that show ideas have similar importance
personification
(n) human qualities given to nonhuman
rhetoric
(n) using language for argument or persuasion
satire
(n) ridicule used to expose flaws of society
significance
(n) importance
syntax
(n) arrangement of words in a sentence
synthesize
(v) to combine parts to form more complex whole
textual evidence
(n) excerpt from reading that supports claim
theme
(n) main idea that is recurring in the story
tone
(n) authors attitude towards topic

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