English 3 NCFE Terms & Testing Vocabulary
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Makes or defends a certain point
A try or effort
The person who wrote a work of literature
The author's presentation of how a character looks, acts, and feels which is created through character traits.
Clear & Coherent
Traits of good writing. It is able to be understood and makes the point.
The surrounding information
When you use the surrounding information to help you determine what a word means
How something grows or changes over the course of a text
Looking at how things contrast or are different from one another
A specific case that is used to demonstrate a general idea
Is a typical example of
Found in poetry and descriptive writing, authors use it to appeal to the readers imagination and senses
Figure out or point out
An educated guess based on what information is in the text and what you already know
Comparing two unlike things without using a connecting word such as "like" or "as"
Not literally; speaking in the form of a comparison
A group of sentences all focused on one topic.
A short portion of a longer paragraph or sentence
A type of writing that focuses on the expression of feelings and ideas through the use of distinctive style and rhythm
Point of View
The perspective from which a story told. Perspective is another way of saying viewpoint.
Process of Elimination
Steps to take to mark out answers you know are wrong
Give or find evidence to support a point
Reason or motive
Any word, phrase, or sentence taken from a work of literature. It does not have to be spoken.
A mention of something else
Repeating words, phrases, or story elements
Persuasive speaking or writing
Something the author uses to help him or her persuade the reader (such as ethos, pathos, and logos)
The specific work of literature you are asked to read
The format of a text; stanzas, paragraphs, etc.
Gives proof for something (evidence)
The specific reading selection
Central idea of a text; the message the author wants the reader to know
The author's attitude toward the subject of the text
The first sentence in the paragraph. It tells exactly what the paragraph will discuss.