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Language Arts Vocabulary

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alliteration
repeating of beginning consonant sounds
anecdote
a brief story used to illustrate or make a point
appositive
a word or phrase that identifies or renames a noun or pronoun
bibliography
alphabetical order list of books and materials used in a report; works cited
caption
a short explanation for an illustration or photograph
chronology
details arranged in the order in which they happened (first, next, later, etc.); chronological order
conjunction
connects individual words or groups of words (and, or, but, so , because, when)
conventions
following grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and paragraphing rules - 6 TRAITS TERM
dialect
people from different regions and social groups speak different varities of English, each has it's own vocabulary, pronunciations and grammar, these are forms of English called dialects
dialogue
a conversation between two or more characters in a written piece
explicit
fully and clearly expressed or defined
fallacious reasoning
false logic or thinking
flashback
a technique where a writer interrupts a story to go back to explain an earlier event.
foreshadow
an indication or a suggestion of beforehand
generalizations
an idea or statement that emphasizes the general characteristic rather than the specific details of a subject.
implicit
implied or understood without being fully expressed
implied
said or told indirectly, suggested without being said directly
literal
following the usual or exact meaning of a word or group of words
mood
the feeling a piece of literature creates in a reader
mythology
traditional story intended to explain some mystery of nature, religious doctrine or cultural belief. Gods and Goddesses have supernatural powers, but human characters do not
note taking
writing down key points/main details
onomatopoeia
the use of a word whose sound makes you think of its meaning
oxymoron
a technique in which two words with opposite meanings are put together for a specific effect
persuade
to convince others
plagiarism
claiming someone else's ideas/words as your own
preposition
a word that shows position or direction or introduces a prepositional phrase
propaganda
a kind of persuasion designed to keep us from thinking for ourselves
restate
to say again or in new form
skim
to browse quickly over a text looking for specific details
symbolism
a concrete or real object used to represent an idea