23 terms

Lit/Comp Midterm

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implicit
not plainly stated
explicit
clearly stated
claim
the writer's position on an issue or problem
cite
from a source
evidence
proof
argument
A statement put forth and supported by evidence
Bias
in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
Metaphor
A comparison without using like or as
Simile
A comparison using "like" or "as"
Onomatopoeia
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
Idiom
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if you take it literally.
Personofication
Giving an nonliving object living qualities.
Hyperbole
exaggeration
Theme
Central idea of a work of literature
main idea
The author's central thought; the chief topic of a text expressed or implied in a word or phrase; the topic sentence of a paragraph.
subject
The topic of a text. What the text is about.
Plot
Sequence of events in a story
Exposition
introduction to setting and characters
rising action
Events leading up to the climax
Climax
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
falling action
the parts of a story after the climax and before the very end
Resolution
End of the story where loose ends are tied up
counter claim
the opposite opinion or idea