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8th Flashcards & Matching (first 50 terms)

acknowledgeto disclose agreement with; to recognize as valid
active voicewhen the subject of the sentence is the doer of the action in the sentence
affixone or more letters occurring as a bound form attached to the beginning, end, or base of a word
alliterationthe repetition of initial consonant sounds in words
allusionan implied or indirect reference in literature to a familiar person, place, or event
analogyan extended comparison showing the similarities between two things
analysisexamining the relationships/connections among ideas, details, and/or examples referenced therein, as directed by a task
antonyma word that is the opposite in meaning to another word
argumentative writingwriting that supports a position on or a claim about a particular topic through the use of logic, reasons, and evidence, often acknowledging and/or developing a counterclaim
author's point of view/purposethe author’s opinion or feelings as evident or detailed in a text about a topic; the author’s reason or intention for writing a text
biasthe subtle presence of a positive or negative approach toward a topic
biographya written account of another person’s life
cause/effecta relationship between actions or events such that one or more is the result of the other(s)
chronologythe sequential order in which events occur; the arrangement of events or dates in order of occurrence
claimthe thesis statement or main point that forms the basis for an argument within a text
compare/contrastto place characters, situations, or ideas together to show common and/or differing features in literary selections
complex sentencea sentence that consists of at least one independent clause and at least one subordinate clause
compound sentencea sentence that consists of two or more independent clauses and no subordinate clauses
compound-complex sentencea sentence that consists of at least two independent clauses and at least one subordinate clause
conclusiona decision based on reasoning rather than on a direct or implicit statement; the final paragraph of a piece of writing that provides a sense of completeness for the reader and a re-emphasis of the main points/ideas
conjunctiona connecting word; two forms: coordinating and subordinating
connotationthe range of associations that a word or phrase suggests in addition to its dictionary meaning
context cluesa word, words, or phrase in a sentence, paragraph, and/or whole text that help reason out the meaning of an unfamiliar word
contributeto be an important fact; help to cause
counterclaiman argument that is in opposition to the claim/position provided in a piece of argumentative writing
denotationthe direct or dictionary meaning of a word
describeto convey the appearance, nature, and/or attributes of literary or informational text using vivid personal observations
dialoguethe conversation between or among characters in a literary work
distinctiona difference or discrimination made between two or more individuals, ideas, or events
dramathe genre of literature represented by works intended for the stage; a play
elaborateexpressing an idea or thought at greater length or in greater detail
evaluateto examine and judge carefully; to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of something
evidenceinformation or details from a text that support a reader’s assertion; information provided to support claims or analysis that can be evaluated by others
explainto make understandable, plain, or clear
explicitclearly expressed or fully stated in the actual text
fablea brief story that illustrates human character traits through animal characters or animated objects and relays a life lesson
fictional portrayalany story that is a product of imagination rather than a documentation of fact
figurative languagelanguage that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling
firsthand accountan account directly from an original or primary source; direct personal observation or experience
focusthe center of interest or attention
folktalean anonymous and timeless story that has been handed down orally over time among a people
fragmenta group of words that begins with a capital letter and ends with punctuation but is not a complete sentence because it lacks a subject or predicate or both
generalizationa conclusion drawn from specific information that is used to make a broad statement about a topic or person
genrea category used to classify literary works
gerundthe present participle (-ing) form of a verb used as a noun
hyperbolean exaggeration or overstatement
idioman expression that cannot be understood if taken literally
illustrateto clarify by using examples
imperative moodthe form a verb takes in sentences that express a command, request, or permission
indicative moodthe form a verb takes in sentences that make a statement or ask a question

Selinsgrove Area Middle School

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