English I Unit 2 - Analyzing Purpose

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  1. theme
    a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary work
  2. thesis
    an unproved statement advanced as a premise in an argument
  3. craft
    the skilled practice of a practical occupation
  4. literary
    relating to or characteristic of creative writing
  5. development
    a process in which something passes to a different stage
  6. character
    a property that defines the individual nature of something
  7. sentence
    a string of words satisfying grammatical rules of a language
  8. mood
    a characteristic state of feeling
  9. tone
    the distinctive property of a complex sound
  10. image
    a visual representation produced on a surface
  11. figurative
    not literal
  12. diction
    the manner in which something is expressed in words
  13. explicit
    precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable
  14. nonfiction
    prose writing that is not formed by the imagination
  15. fiction
    a literary work based on the imagination
  16. expository
    serving to expound or set forth
  17. evidence
    knowledge on which to base belief
  18. distinguish
    mark as different
  19. setting
    the physical position of something
  20. poetry
    literature in metrical form
  21. drama
    a work intended for performance by actors on a stage
  22. persuasive
    intended or having the power to induce action or belief
Created on September 2, 2019 (updated September 2, 2019)

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