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Any prose narrative that tells about things as they actually happen or that presents factual information about something. Common forms: Autobiography, Biography, and many Essays.
a visual and graphic display that depicts the relationships between facts, terms, and or ideas within a learning task.
hints provided in text, which lead the reader to meanings of words. Context clues come in several categories, as many as ten, but there are five that are most commonly used. They are Definition, Synonym, Antonym, Example, and Mood.
Point of View
The vantage point from which a narrative is told. Common points of view: First Person and Third Person
One who opposes and contends against another; an adversary. The principal character in opposition to the protagonist or hero of a drama or other literary work.
A figure of speech in which an animal, an object, a natural force, or an idea is given personality, or described s if it were human.
A comparison made between two dissimilar things through the use of a specific word of comparison, such as 'like' or 'as'.
A comparison between two unlike things with the intent of giving added meaning to one of them.
A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton.
The repetition of similar sounds, usually consonants or consonant clusters, in a group of words.
The repetition of two or more words or phrases that usually appear close to each other in a poem.
two words that can be interchanged in a context (be careful to replace words of one part of speech for words of the same part of speech).
A letter or group of letters attached to the beginning of a word that partly indicates its meaning.
a letter, syllable, or group of syllables added at the end of a word or word base to change its meaning
an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text.
a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work.
the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence.
The superscript sign ( ' ) used to indicate the omission of a letter or letters from a word, the possessive case, or the plurals of numbers, letters, and abbreviations.
- a. A punctuation mark ( : ) used after a word introducing a quotation, an explanation, an example, or a series and often after the salutation of a business letter.
b. The sign ( : ) used between numbers or groups of numbers in expressions of time (2:30 A.M.) and ratios (1:2)
an incorrect grammatical construction created from two negatives; "A not unwelcome outcome"
A sentence of two or more coordinate independent clauses, often joined by a conjunction or conjunctions.
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