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Reading Final Terms
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An account of a writer's own life
A reason for writing
Cause and effect
It means that one event brings about another event or creates a change in attitude
A true account of a person's life told by someone other than the subject
Techniques that reveal a character's qualities and personality
It refers to the methods authors use to make their writing come alive.
The author's use of specific words to impact the reader.
Sentence variety and punctuation
Variations in sentence length and use of dashes for dramatic effect.
Similar grammatical constructions used to express ideas that are related or equal in importance.
The arrangement of words and phrases in sentences used to convey accurate meaning and tone.
The time and place where events occur.
Refers to stories that are set in the past and include real places and events from that time period.
Language that appeals to the five senses.
A person, place, object or activity that stands for something beyond itself
A reference to a famous person, place, thing, event, or work of literature
The feeling or atmosphere that the writer creates for readers
When you make a judgement or arrive at a belief based on evidence, experience, and reasoning
Compare and contrast organization
A pattern of organization in which an author compares two or more subjects by explaining how they are similar and contrasts them by explaining how they are different.
A dictionary definition
The feelings or ideas that people associate with that word
Imaginative descriptions that are not literally true.
A type of figurative language in which an author compares two things that are generally different but have some quality or qualities in common
Comparison between two developed things at the same length and in different ways
A poem in which an author reflects on death
The writer's attitude toward a subject
It is a manner of writing. It involves how something is said rather than what is said.
Poetry is a poem that doesn't contain regular patterns of rhythm or rhyme.
A regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem.
A message about life or human nature that a writer shares with readers
A reason or reasons to do something
A person, animal, or thing that has a role in the story
Words and phrases that is not meant to be taken literally
A figure of speech using two unlike things by using connecting words like or as
Giving human qualities to something that isn't human
An educated guess that is made based on the information from the story
An object or image that stands for something beyond itself
The voice that "talks" to the reader and shares his or her POV
A point that is being made and a person is trying to prove, makes a claim
A writer's position on an issue
Details that help the claim or argument
Details that prove the claim or argument
The reasoning in the argument
An argument made to oppose another argument
To assess a story, relationship in a story, or a situation
Supports the claim in a logical way
Isn't based on logical reasoning or isn't clearly connected to the claim
Fact and opinion
A fact is true and can be proven. Opinion is a statement that can't be proven
A main concept about a topic that the writer conveys
Additional information you get from the piece of writing that supports the central idea
The process of logical reasoning that begins with observation, examples, and facts and moves onto a general conclusion or reasoning
A way of thinking that begins with a generalization, presents a specific situation, and then moves forward with facts and evidence toward a logical conclusion
To make a judgement or arrive at a belief based on evidence, experience, and reasoning
People who research issues and get info. from it
An expression whose overall meaning is different from the meaning of the individual words
Logic; links the person's ideas together
People's understanding of a piece of writing
A shorter report of the story that include the main points of writing
A summary with facts and no opinion
Group of people that the writer wants to appeal to
A lesson the author wants the reader to know
Methods used to convince viewers to agree with a method
A person who speaks and explains the message of the story
The science that deals with the collection, classification, analysis, and interpretation of numerical facts
Visual designs or elements that call attention to certain information
Information taken from graphs, charts or numbers
Reason (connected to argument)
The statements made to explain an action or belief.
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