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Cite

=To mention in support, proof, or confirmation

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Context

=The parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect

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Figurative language

=Figure of speech

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Dialouge

=Conversation between two or more persons

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Tone

=Tone, in written composition, is an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience

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Mood

=A state or quality of feeling at a particular time

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Paraphrase

=A restatement of a text or passage giving the meaning in another form, as for clearness; rewording

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Elaborate

=To add details to; expand

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Theme

=A subject of discourse, discussion, meditation, or composition; topic

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Central idea

=The central idea is the central, unifying element of the story, which ties together all of the other elements of fiction used by the author to tell the story

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Jugment

=The ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively

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Claim

=An assertion of something as a fact

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Thesis

=A subject for a composition or essay

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Convey

=To communicate; impart; make known

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Pronoun

=Any member of a small class of words found in many languages that are used as replacements or substitutes for nouns and noun phrases

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connotation

=The associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning

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Denotation

=The literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.

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Relevant

=Bearing upon or connected with the matter in hand; pertinent

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Nymph

=a mythological spirit of nature imagined as a beautiful maiden inhabiting rivers, woods, or other locations.

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Precise

=definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed

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Verb

=any member of a class of words that function as the main elements of predicates, that typically express action

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Adverb

= any member of a class of words that function as modifiers of verbs or clauses, in some languages

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Significant

=important; of consequence.

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Allusion

=a passing or casual reference

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Flashback

=recurrent and abnormally vivid recollection of a traumatic experience, as a battle, sometimes accompanied by hallucinations

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Point of view

=a specified or stated manner of consideration or appraisal; standpoint

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Imagery

=the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively

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Repetition

=the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively

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Symbolism

=the practice of representing things by symbols, or of investing things with a symbolic meaning or character.