Literacy Terms- Jacob J-K
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An independent clause followed by a series of subordinate constructions (phrases or clauses) that gather details about a person, place, event, or idea.
"Her moving wings ignited like tissue paper, enlarging the circle of light in the clearing and creating out of the darkness the sudden blue sleeves of my sweater, the green leaves of jewelweed by my side, the ragged red trunk of a pine."
(Annie Dillard, Holy the Firm. Harper & Row, 1977)
"The radiators put out lots of heat, too much, in fact, and old-fashioned sounds and smells came with it, exhalations of the matter that composes our own mortality, and reminiscent of the intimate gases we all diffuse."
(Saul Bellow, More Die of Heartbreak. William Morrow, 1987)
A type of word formation in which a verb or an adjective (or other part of speech) is used as (or transformed into) a noun. (grammar.about.com)
discover -> discovery
move -> movement
The use of a word to modify or govern two or more words when it is appropriate to only one of them or is appropriate to each but in a different way. (dictionary.com)
On his fishing trip, he caught three trout and a cold. (dictionary.com)
She arrived in a taxi and a flaming rage. (grammar.about.com)