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Tone

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musical or vocal sound with reference to its pitch, quality, and strength.

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Central idea

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it is the most talked about or written about idea in the passage. It is the idea about which other details provide support

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Evidence

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Supporting details are reasons, examples, facts, steps, or other kinds of evidence that explain a main idea

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Precise adjectives

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adjectives that are exact and exactly describe the word

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dialogue

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conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie

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description

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a spoken or written representation or account of a person, object, or event

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setting

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the place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place

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Direct Characterization

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The writer makes direct statements about a character’s personality and tells the reader or viewer what the character is like

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Inference

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a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning

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Ironic

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happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this

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Author’s perspective

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how the author feels about the subject

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Idioms

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a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words

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Infer

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deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

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Direct/Indirect Quotes

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A direct quote (or direct quotation) is the exact words taken from an original source and used in a second piece of writing. An indirect quote (or indirect quotation) is the idea or fact taken from an outside source and used in a second piece of writing

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Assonance

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in poetry, the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in nonrhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo to be discernible

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Alliteration

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the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words

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Consonance

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a combination of notes which are in harmony with each other due to the relationship between their frequencies

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Onomatopoeia

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the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named

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Slant Rhyme

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a type of rhyme with words that have similar, but not identical sounds

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Simile

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a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid

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Attitude towards subject

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his or her feelings about the subject he or she is writing about

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symbol

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a thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract

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Allusion

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an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.

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Repetition

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the action of repeating something that has already been said or written

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Alliterative language

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using alliterative when you speak

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Word order in sentences

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the arrangement of words in a given linguistic structure

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Passive/Active

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active: the boy kicked the soccer ball; Passive: the soccer ball was kicked by the boy

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Prepositional phrases

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a modifying phrase consisting of a preposition and its object.

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Colon

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a punctuation mark (:) used to precede a list of items, a quotation, or an expansion or explanation.

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Appositive phrases

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a noun or phrase that renames or describes the noun to which it is next

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Semicolon

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a punctuation mark (;) indicating a pause, typically between two main clauses, that is more pronounced than that indicated by a comma.