16 terms

ELA 7th Grade Unit 1

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effect
the way one thing influences or acts upon another
effective
describes something that is successful in producing a desired or intended result
coherence
the clear and orderly presentation of ideas in a paragraph or essay
internal coherence
refers to coherence within a paragraph
external coherence
refers to coherence between the paragraphs and relates to the entire essay
genre
category or class to which a literary work belongs
stanza
describes a division of lines into equal groups
denotation
exact, literal meaning
connotation
the suggested or implied meaning or emotion associated with a word, beyond its literal definition
figurative language
language used in an imaginative way to express ideas that are not literally true
narrative
tells a story about something that happened in the writer's life
sensory details
language that appeals to one or more of five senses
characterization
methods a writer uses to develop characters through description, dialogue and actions
myths
genre that begins with the oral tradition of telling stories to share them with people
symbol
an object, a person or a place that stands for something else
symbolism
the use of symbols in a literary work