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English10 CP final words

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acclimate
get used to
acronym
word made from initials
allegory
story offering a deeper meaning
allusion
not directly saying something
analysis
examining something
analytical
exact in nature
analyze
process of examining
anecdote
short personal story
antecedent
what comes before
argument
support for a thesis statement
asides
words not directed to all listeners
audience
receivers of writings or speeches
autobiography
story of someones life written by that person
bandwagon
joining a cause
bias
slanted opinion
biography
story of someone elses life
claims
statements in an essay, may or may not be true
coherence
when parts of a story follow in logical order
comprehension
understanding what you have read
concept
an idea
connotative meaning
suggested meaning, not exact meaning
contemporary literature
writings done at the same time someone else is living
contradiction
when something goes against something that has been said or written
credibility
believable writing or speaking
delivery
how one presents a writing or speech
denotative meaning
saying exactly what you mean
diction
correctly pronouncing words
documentary
non-fiction writing, giving real-life details
emotion
feeling
epic
a long book, poem, movie
epiphany
sudden insight into knowledge
ethics
what is right and wrong to society
excerpt
part of a book, play, speech
explicit
giving exact details
fable
short story with a moral lesson
flashbacks
out of order look of the past
folklore
story passed down by families, may or may not be true
footnote
information added that is related to what someone is writing
genre
grouping of like things
graphic novel
short story which is often violent and considered to be for adults
haiku
Japanese poem
historical fiction
non-true story about past events or people
hypothesis
theory (idea)
idea development
taking a thought and advancing it into a story
implicit
suggesting something rather than openly saying it
isolate
to take away from all others
Latin affix
prefix, base, or suffix of a word that originated in the Latin language
Latin suffix
any end of a word that originated in the Latin language
line breaks
point when a poems sentence ends (not always at the end of a line)
literal meaning
exact dictionary meaning of a word or thought
logic
using common sense (reasoning)
mechanics
punctuation, spelling, and grammar used in writing
metacognition
thinking about ones own thinking
modifier
word or phrase that relates to another one
monologue
one person speaking
moral
lesson a story teaches
marcissism
thinking to highly of oneself
narrative
a story
narrator
one who tells the story
parallel construction
making parts of sentences, paragraphs, or stories follow the same pattern
parallelism
recognizing similar meanings in a writing
paraphrase
to put others words into your own
parody
making a joke of someone elses actions (or speech)
persona
characteristics of a person (or character)
persuasion
writing (or speaking) in a way to convince someone to believe in your position
poetry
words written in verse form
propaganda
words (or actions) that convince someone to believe a certain way
prose
words written in paragraph form
quotation
using the exact words of someone else
rhetoric
writing (or speaking) using techniques that cause the reader (or listener) to react
rhetorical question
asking something in writing (or speech) which the writer (or speaker) does not want answered
satire
making a joke of something more serious (such as when creating a parody)
semicolon
punctuation mark (tying two closely related sentences together)
sensory writing
written work that creates sights, sounds, smells, tastes, (etc.)
soliloquy
(similar to a monologue) when one speaks alone sometimes explaining thoughts
Standard English
correct English
subordination
something less important than something else (or dependent)
Syllabus
listing of what is to follow
synthesize
putting things together to create something new
thesis
what a writing (or speech) is trying to prove (a paper which is trying to prove something)
warranty
guaranteeing the quality of something