30 terms

NWEA Reading RIT 211-220

NWEA Reading vocabulary
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onomatopoeia
use of words whose sounds echo their sense
appendix
supplementary material usually at the end
parable
short fictitious story that usually has a moral
metaphor
direct comparison
word play
clever use of words
present tense
happening now
flashback
going back to an earlier time
cause
reason for an action
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration
pun
humorous use of a words different meaning
narrate
tell a story
resolve
to end or bring to conclusion
debate
formal discussion between opposing sides
characterization
showing what a character is like
persuasive
to persuade or convince
prediction
to predict or declare in advance
suspense
uncertainty or anxiety you feel about what will happen next
thesis paper
composition based on one main idea
irony
contrast between expectation and reality
primary source
original document or statement
connotation
idea or feeling a word invokes other than its literal meaning
exposition
introduction of a story
idiom
words or phrases used by a specific group;slang
foreshadowing
hints to what will happen
memorandum
informal note or message
falling action
events that happen after the climax
personification
giving human characteristics to non-human objects
chronological
ideas presented in the order they happen
allusion
indirect reference
imagery
language that appeals to the senses;images

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