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NWEA RIT Reading 201-210

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alliteration
repetition of beginning consonant sounds
summary
brief statement of the main points
literary element
plot, characters, theme
context
parts of the work that surround a word or passage and help with its meaning
middle sound
sound(s) in the middle of a word
literary device
tools used to write literature
simile
using "like" or "as" to compare
assumpion
to assume something is true
review
to look over or discuss
satire
to use humor, irony or exaggeration to expose and criticize people's stupidity
reference
to consult or refer
secondary source
not the original document or person
anecdote
short narrative of an interesting or amusing incident
editorial
article which is gives opinions
figurative language
not using the literal use of words
field guide
illustrated manual to identify natural elements
acronym
word formed from initials of other words
evaluate
determine the worth or value
sequence
order events happen
conclude
bring to an end
exaggeration
enlarge beyond the truth
homonym
words spelled alike but with different meaning
anthology
collection of literary pieces
autobiography
biography narrated by him or herself
dialogue
two or more characters are talking
excerpt
selected passage
persuasion
to convince
explain
to make known
chronological order
ideas presented in the order they happen
personal essay
composition about a personal account