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argument
An exchange of opposite views, typically a heated or angry one
audience
The person or group for whom a selection is written or performed.
cite
Quote (a passage, book, or author) as evidence
claim
to state that something is the case
clause
a group of words having its own subject or predicate/verb (a complete sentence)
compare
to examine similarities
connotation
The associated secondary meanings, ideas or feelings suggested by a word.
delineate
portray; depict; sketch; describe
credible
(1) Able to be believed; reasonable to trust or believe.
denotation
the dictionary definition of a word
figurative
not literal; using a figure(impression) of speech
genre
particular variety of art or literature
hyperbole
exaggeration; overstatement
inference
a conclusion drawn from evidence
metaphor
comparing 2 UNLIKE things WITHOUT using like of as
onomatopoei
a words whos sound suggests its meaning. "ouc, buzz, groan"
personification
giving non-human things, human characteristics.
plagiarism
the act of passing off someone else's work as your own work
plot
the storyline or organization of events or episodes within a story
point of view
the perspective of a story or event
resolution
how a story is concluded; ended
setting
time or place where an event happens
simile
a comparison using the words "like" or "as"
theme
the central idea of the story; the moral, life lesson learned
tone
the attitude a writer takes toward his/her subject.