Glossary Vocab
Vocab
Sentence Types and Figurative Language
Figurative Language
Contextual Clues
100

Define Character

Person represented in a dramatic or narrative work

100

Define Implicit

Implicit: Intended or suggested rather than directly stated

100

Define Comma-splice

When you use a comma to link two independent clauses (which should instead be linked by a colon, semicolon, or conjunction.

Example: He loves cooking, he's great at making curries.

100

What type of literary device (figurative language) is present in this sentence?

She ran as quick as a cheetah.

Simile

100

There are interlaced flavors of chocolate candy in the valentine present. What does the word "interlaced" mean?

  1. Meshing together
  2. Establishing the truth, to certify
  3. Looking back in time, to think about something
  4. Not the same, random

1. Meshing Together

200

Define Analyze

To break material down into its constituent parts and determine how the parts relate to one another and to the overall structure or purpose of the text(s)

200

Define Figures of Speech

Spoken or written language that departs from literal meaning in both pattern and usage (e.g., personification, metaphor, hyperbole)

200

What type of sentence is this:

She loves to cook she loves to bake.

Run-on

200

What type of literary device (figurative language) is present in this sentence?

Juliet is the sun.

Metaphor

200

If your parents think that your grade is unfair, and they argue with your teacher to change it, the grade in question is:

  1. anonymous
  2. indolently
  3. cunning
  4. disputed

4. Disputed

300

Define Allusion

A passing reference in a text to a literary or historical person, place, event, or other literary work



300

Define Figurative Language

Words or expressions with meaning other than the literal interpretation

300

What type of sentence is this?

She loves to cook, she loves to bake.

Comma Splice

300

What type of literary device (figurative language) is present in this sentence?

The tree danced in the breeze.

Personification

300

Which is the best example of impertinent behavior?

  1. turning in your homework late
  2. staying up late to watch television
  3. saying please before making a request
  4. covering your ears while someone is talking

4. covering your ears while someone is talking

400

Define Explicit


Explicit: Directly stated


400

Define Sentence Fragment

It is not a complete thought (sentence).

Example: Because she won the contest

400

Define Simile:

a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g., as brave as a lion, crazy like a fox ).

400

What type of literary device (figurative language) is present in this sentence?

She finally figured out why she fought her friends over French fries.

Alliteration

400

No word must ever leak out about this military action! It has to be a clandestine operation in order to succeed.

Which word is a synonym of CLANDESTINE?

  1. family
  2. useful
  3. dangerous
  4. secret

4. secret

500

Define Evidence

Facts, figures, details, quotations, or other sources of data and information that provide support for claims or an analysis of the text and that can be evaluated by others

500

Define Run-on Sentence

A run-on sentence occurs when two or more independent clauses are connected incorrectly (generally without punctuation).

Example: She won the contest she did not have to take the test.

500

Define Metaphor:

a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

500

What type of literary device (figurative language) is present in this sentence?

The fence groaned as it shuffled closed.

Personification

500

Talking about food bowls is a digression from our conversation about dog breeds. What does the word "digression" mean?

  1. having an extremely bad reputation
  2. to be calmly objective, or not to be influenced by feelings
  3. to be done methodically
  4. to depart off a central topic

4. to depart off a central topic

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