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