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Grammar Definitions: Basics VIII


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Anticipation guide in reading lessons
lists statements related to the topic of the text that will be read
sylogism
a three part way of developng an arugment using a major premise, minor premise, and conclusion.
Process writing involves
Process writing is commonly defined as "learning how to write by writing." This approach focuses on writing itself rather than instruction in grammar.
canto
one of the sections into which certain long poems are divided
ballad
short poem intended to be sung
anthropormorphism
An anthropomorphism is a type of personification. Both living and non-living objects take on human characteristics
internal rhyme
The phrase "April showers bring May flowers" is an example of internal rhyme. Internal rhyme occurs with a single line of poetry rather than from line to line
personification
Personification is a metaphor in which a thing or abstraction is represented as a person "fear pounded at the door"
style writing
The way an author uses phrases to formulate ideas
Haiku
A haiku is a poem of seventeen syllables usually printed in three lines. The traditional haiku takes its theme from nature.
the act of
define the suffix "-ance"
suffix "-ment"
the result of being
verbal ajectives
adjective made from -ing form of a verb. "running shoes" (The ing form a noun is also a present participle. the dog is barking)
present participle verb vs present participle verbal
I am running vs the running shoes (verbal is ing as adj)
past tense vs past participle use
past tense used by itself. Part participle used with helping verbs. (I swam 3 miles. I have swum 3 miles)
common noun
any noun that is not the name of a particular person, place, or thing
count noun
a noun that has both a singular and plural form and can be used with 'a' or 'an'
singular
noun, verb, form etc that is used when writing or speaking about one person or thing
plural
shows you are talking about more than one thing, person etc.
phrasal verb
a group of words that is used like a verb and consists of a verb with an adverb or preposition after it
complement
a word or phrase that follows a verb and describes the subject of the verb
concrete noun
noun that refers to person, place, or thing, or idea perceived by senses
abstract noun
noun that refers to an idea, a feeling, a quality, or a characteristic
compound noun
noun that refers to two or more words that together name a person, place, or thing, or idea
reflexive/ intensive pronouns
pronoun that refers to subject/ pronoun that emphasizes its antecedent