6th Grade Word List - Language Arts

Words for students of 6th Grade, the page is for arts words (List 1), which are essential vocabulary for 6th Grade academic classes.
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affix
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a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
analogy
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
antagonist
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one who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; opponent
antecedent
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someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent); preceding in time or order
appositive
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relating to or being in apposition
characterization
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the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features; a graphic or vivid verbal description
clause
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sentence; phrase; distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document
conventions
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practice or procedure widely observed in a group, especially to facilitate social interaction
criticism
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a written evaluation of a work of literature; disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
dialect
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vocabulary that is for a specific group of people
end rhyme
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the form of rhyme (rhyming) which uses sameness of sound of the last words of lines from the vowels in their stressed syllables to their ends
exposition
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exhibition; part of a play that provides the background information; opening section of a fugue
falling action
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the events of a dramatic or narrative plot following the climax
footnote
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a printed note placed below the text on a printed page; add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments
foreshadowing
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indicate by signs
graphic organizer
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a communication tool that uses visual symbols to express knowledge, concepts, thoughts, or ideas, and the relationships between them.
interpretation
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explanation; performer's distinctive personal version of a song, dance, piece of music
irrelevant
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not applicable; unrelated; having no connection with
literal
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according to the letter or verbal expression; exactly as stated
modifier
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a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
mythology
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study of myths; collection of myths
narration
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the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
narrative writing
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any account of connected events, presented to a reader or listener in a sequence of written or spoken words, or in a sequence of pictures
passage
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the motion of one object relative to another; the act of passing from one state or place to the next
perspective
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appearance of things; view, outlook, or vista
phrases
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an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
plagiarism
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theft of another's ideas or writings passed off as original
predicate adjective
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adjective that modifies the noun or a pronoun in a sentence
predicate nominative
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a word in the nominative case that completes a copulative verb, such as son in the sentence Charlie is my son
protagonist
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principal character in a work of fiction; main character in a drama; leader of a cause; champion
references
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a remark that calls attention to something or someone; the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to
rising action
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a part of a book or play in which more things start to happen, the rising action leads to the climax
sentence combining
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combine two or more simple sentences to form a more complex or sophisticated sentence.
sentence structure
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the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
summarize
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give a summary of; be a summary of
symbolism
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practice of investing things with symbolic meaning; system of symbols or representations
synthesize
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integrate; compose; combine so as to form a new, complex product
viewpoint
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a place from which something can be viewed; a mental position from which things are viewed