List 1 for 8th Grade ARTS

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Middle School Words: List 1 for 8th Grade ARTS

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