To produce a material influence upon; to act upon
Without error; correct
To break down a problem or situation into separate parts or relationships
Manifest to the senses or mind as real or true on the basis of evidence that may or may not be factually valid
A distinct often numbered selection of writing
The reason an author wrote a passage or other piece of writing
How an author views the subject about which he/she is writing
Pamphlet or booklet containing descriptive or advertising material
The reason for an action or situation
A fictional person in a story
To use examples to show how things are similar
Understanding what an author tells you directly
The phrases and sentences that surround a word
To use examples to show how things are different in one or more ways
Arranged in the order of time in which events happened
The results of a situation or action
To make a value judgment, to give the pluses and minuses along with supporting evidence
A small portion from a passage, book, or other piece of writing
A statement that can be proved
Illogical thinking or false arguments
Words that mean something other than their literal meaning
Materials generally read for a precise action, such as directions, maps, schedules, menus, catalogues, instructions, etc.
A conclusion not directly stated but drawn from a set of facts or opinions
The central message of a passage; what the passage is about
The character who is telling the story.
Writing about real people, places, events, and social issues
A statement that cannot be proved; a statement that reflects an individual or group's interpretation of something
Point of View
The vantage point from which the story is told. It can be first person narrative, third person limited, or third person omniscient.
The sequence of events in a story
An attempting to get a general picture of what the assignment or passage is about
Uses persuasive techniques to encourage people to act based on their emotions alone, instead of using solid reasoning
Materials generally read for pleasure, such as magazines, poems, novels, and short stories
The use of praise to mock someone or something. Example: "He's a real he-man."
Literary tone used to ridicule or make fun or a human vice or weakness, often with the intent of correcting, or changing, the subject of the satiric attack.
The time and place in which the action of a story occurs
Division of poetry named for the number of lines it contains
Heading of a smaller section as in an outline or passage
To present the main points of an issue in a shortened form.
Specific statements that give more information about the central message of a passage
The manner in which technical details are treated or basic physical movements are used
A statement listing the benefits of someone or something
Materials generally read for information, such as charts, graphs, encyclopedias, etc.
The overall feeling, or effect created by a writer's use of words. This feeling may be serious, humorous, satiric, and so on.
A central idea or a general truth dramatized or implied
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