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Affix
To attach in any way
Antonym
A word opposite in meaning to another
Context
The set of circumstances or facts that surround a particular event, situation, etc.
Multisyllabic
Consisting of several, especially four or more, syllables, as a word
Guide Words
Either of the terms at the head of a page or an alphabetical reference work indicating the alphabetically first and last entries on the page
Word root
The form of a word after all the affixes are removed
Parable
A short simple story illustrating a moral or spiritual truth
Primary source
A source of information of direct or immediate importance; first hand knowledge
Secondary source
A source general source of info that summarizes primary source information
Archetype
The original pattern or model from which something is copied
Paradox
A statement that seems to go against common sense but may still be true
Pathetic fallacy
The presentation of inanimate objects in nature as possessing human feelings
Almanac
A book containing a calendar of days, weeks, and months and usually facts about the rising and setting is the sun and the moon, changes in the tides, and information of general interest
Bibliography
An alphabetical listing of ALL works consulted
Caption
The explanation or description accompanying a pictorial illustration
Catalog
A list of names, titles, or articles arranged according to a system
Encyclopedia
A work that contains information on all subjects or one that covers a certain subject thoroughly usually with articles arranged alphabetically
Manual
A small book or handbook
One-act-play
Play consisting of one act. There may be a few scenes but no more than would ordinarily occur in the acts of a longer play
Biography
A history of a person's life written by someone else
Persuade
Convince others to agree to take action, accept an opinion, accept a plan/request/idea. (Use logical appeal)
Reference Material
A book one can refer to for info, such as a dictionary
Resource
A source of supply, support or aid, especially one that can be given used right away
Thesaurus
A dictionary of synonyms and antonyms
Argue
Present an opinion or idea to others using logical appeal only
Brochure
Foldout with advertisement info
Guide letters
Letters printed at the top or head od a section of an alphabetical listing, such as an index
Pamphlet
Foldout with info only
Summary
A brief retelling is the main facts, points, or ideas
Annotated bibliography
A bibliography that includes brief explanations or notes for each reference
Evaluate
To judge or determine something based on the worth or quality of something
Thesis paper
An extensive research paper in which an argument is presented, researched, and defended using logical appeals
Intent
The purpose or attitude towards something
Contradict
To speak the opposite of
Anecdote
A brief story that is used to make a point
Novels
fictitious narrative of significant lie goth and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of actions and scenes
Historical document
Writing with declared historical value
Resolve
To come up with a determination, make up one's mind
Rhythm
Repetition of stressed and unstressed sullablss or by the repetition of certain other sound patterns.
Stanza
Group of consecutive lines in a poem that form a single unit
Summarize
Retell the main points of a text in one's own words
Theme
Universal truth or insight about life that the literature reveals
Characterize
To describe the individual quality of...
Narrate
To tell a story
Viewpoint
One's attitude or opinion or posisition
Autobiography
Story about a person's life written by them
Exposition
Beginning of a story that introduces the main characters and conflict
Falling Action
Events in a story that occur after the climax that lead to the resolution
Idiom
Expressions particular to a language or group that mean something other than the literal meaning
Literary element
Components or parts of any or work of fiction (theme, plot, setting, characters, motifs, irony, etc)