8th Grade Cards: Language Arts

Words for students of 8th Grade, the page is for arts words (List 1), which are essential vocabulary for 8th Grade academic classes.
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agreement
the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations
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allegory
symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
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allude
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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allusion
indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
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annotation
a comment or instruction (usually added); the act of adding notes
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assonance
the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
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attributes
construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished; an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
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coherence
logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts; state of cohering or sticking together
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coherent
adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
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consonance
the property of sounding harmonious
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counter argument
an argument or set of reasons put forward to oppose an idea or theory developed in another argument
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cross-reference
a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work
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deductive reasoning
reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
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derivation
the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
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dramatization
conversion into dramatic form; a dramatic representation
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elaboration
production by gradual process; act of working out with great care in detail
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excerpt
passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as literary or musical composition
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generalization
an idea having general application; reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
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gerund
a noun formed from a verb (such as the `-ing' form of an English verb when used as a noun)
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gerund phrase
begin with a gerund, an ing word, and will include other modifiers and/or objects
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implication
something hinted at or suggested; act of implying; condition of being implied
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inductive reasoning
reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
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infinitive phrases
begin with an infinitive, it will include objects and/or modifiers
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internal rhyme
a rhyme between words in the same line
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jargon
language used by a special group; technical terminology; nonsensical or meaningless talk
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participial phrase
a word group consisting of a present or past participle and any modifiers, objects, and complements
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participles
word formed from a verb and used as an adjective or a noun
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persuasive
capable of convincing; having the power to induce action or belief
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preface
something spoken as introductory to a discourse, or written as introductory to a book or essay
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rebuttal
proving to be false or incorrect; response with contrary evidence
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sarcasm
cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound; stinging rebuke; form of humor by mocking with irony
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sensory detail
words and phrases that help readers see, hear, taste, feel, or smell what the author is describing
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subplot
plot subordinate to the main plot of a literary work or film
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target audience
the primary group of people that something, usually an advertising campaign, is aimed at appealing to
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techniques
a way of carrying out a particular task, esp. the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure
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thesis statement
appears near the beginning of a paper, and it offers a concise solution to the issue being addressed
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vignette
unbordered picture, often a portrait; decorative design placed at beginning or end of book or chapter; short literary sketch