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This is a comparison based on a similarity between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


This is whoever will be reading or listening to a piece of work/speech.

Author's Purpose

This is the reason for creating written work.

Cause And Effect

This is the relationship between two or more events in which one event brings about another.

Central Idea

The key point made in a written passage; the chief topic.

Central Message

This is the theme of a story, novel, poem, or drama that readers can apply to life.


This is the part of the plot where the conflict and tension reach a peak.

Compare And Contrast

This is a method of relating two or more objects in a piece of work.

Controlling Idea

the author's opinion or the perspective he/she wants to convey expressed through the thesis statement for an essay, or through a topic sentence within an individual paragraph


This is a written or spoken evaluation of what is and is not effective in a literary work.


This is part of the plot and is made up of any events that occur after the resolution in a literary work.


This is a piece of information that is used to support a main idea.


This is the part of the plot that introduces the characters, the setting, and the basic situation.

First-person Point Of View

This is a point of view in which the story is told by one of the characters.


This is extreme exaggeration used in a literary work.


This is to get a conclusion from the facts or context; to figure out what is being implied by reading between the lines.


This is reading between the lines. It is taking something that you read and putting it together with something that you already know to make sense of what you read.

Informational Text

This is a type of real-world writing that presents information that is necessary or valuable to the reader.


This is the beginning of a written work that explains what will be found in the main part.

Limited View

This is a point of view, in which the narrator is outside the story, reveals the thoughts of only one character, and yet refers to that characters as 'he' or 'she'.

Main Idea

This is the central and most important idea of a reading passage.


This is a direct comparison of two things, in which they are said to be (in some sense) the same thing.


"Third Person __________" is a point of view in which the narrator is outside the story and knows everything about the characters and events.


In writing, this is the trait of order, structure and presentation of information; It is the writing trait which measures logical sequencing of ideas, details, or events.


This is a persuasive technique in which an author creates a BALANCED sentence by re-using the same word structure.


This is the restatement of a written work in one's own words that keeps the basic meaning of the original work.


This is the series of events that happen in a literary work.


This is a prepared performance, report, or demonstration for an audience.


This method of structuring text focuses on defining an issue, then gives a possible remedy for the issue.


This is an author's intention, reason, or drive for writing the piece.


This is an adjective that implies a thing closely relates to or is on the same subject matter; appropriate to the situation.


This is a persuasive technique in which a word, phrase, or entire sentence is repeated to reinforce the speaker's message.


This is the part of the plot where the conflict is ended.


This is something that can be used for support or to help.

Rhetorical Question

This is a persuasive technique in which a writer or speaker asks a question, but no answer is required because he implies the answer is obvious; done to convince the audience to agree with the writer/speaker's point.

Rhetorical Strategy

This is a plan an author uses to effectively deliver the intended message in written work.

Rising Action

This is the part of the plot where the conflict and suspense build.


This is the order in which things happen.


This is arranging things in order so they can be numbered or related in a connected series.

Sequential Order

This is the chronological, or time, order of events in a reading passage.


This is a comparison of two unlike things using the terms "like" or "as".


This is a talk or public address.


This is always a person, place, thing, or idea, that the sentence is about.


This is to state briefly.


to strengthen or substantiate an argument or idea by providing facts, details, examples and other information

Supporting Evidence

These are the facts or details that back up a main idea, theme, or thesis.

Supporting Sentence This in a paragraph helps to clarify

describe, explain, or enhance the main idea of a paragraph.


In expository writing, this is the main point or central idea that a writer states and then endeavors to prove valid by means of a systematic argument.

Third Person Limited Point Of View

This is a point of view in which the narrator is outside the story and reveals the thoughts of only one character, who is referred to as "he" or "she."


This is the specific part of a subject that is dealt with in a research paper or in an essay.

Universal Theme

This is the central message of a story, poem, novel, or play that many readers can apply to their own experiences, or to those of all people.


This is an expression of an opinion or standpoint.

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