Connotation refers to the emotional associations and overtones related to a word. For example, a person who is underweight might be described as slight, or scrawny. "Slight" has a fairly positive emotional connotation, while "scrawny" has a negative connotation.
A paradox is a statement that first appears to be contradictory but actually states a truth.
"History teaches us that we learn nothing from history
Informational text is non-fiction text that conveys or explains information. The text can appear in a wide variety of forms, such as a non-fiction narrative, charts or graphs, articles, or reports.
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A euphemism is a mild expression used to describe an otherwise offensive word or topic. For example, dying can be euphemistically described as "passing away," "going to a better place," or "leaving us."
Comparing refers to the act of examining two things together in order to determine their similarities.
Contrasting refers to the act of examining two things together to determine their differences.
Bias is a preference or inclination that prevents using impartial judgment
A case study is an in-depth examination of a single event, or a person's experience.
narrative - a story to draw you in
identification with a real character
Active voice: Sentences in active voice are more powerful, and so they are used more often than passive language in telling stories and in presenting information orally.
Narrative techniques are often used to draw listeners in, connect them with a character and that character’s challenges.
Emotional appeal: One advantage over text that audio has is the ability to use tone of voice to express emotion
The word "biome" refers to large areas on the earth with similar climates, plants, and animals.
A chronological essay is a multi-paragraph composition written in support of a thesis, with the details organized by time, or by steps in a process.
A thesis statement summarizes the main ideas of a piece of writing. It is often just one or two sentences that sum up the point you intend to make.
Metonymy refers to substituting a characteristic of a thing for the thing itself. For example, "The wings of the ship sped it upon its way." (Here "wings" stands for sails because the sails act like wings for the ship as it moves over the water.)
An ecological footprint is a measure of one person's demand on natural resources
A personal essay is a composition written in a strong narrative voice on a topic the writer wishes to explore. The essay returns to the central idea again and again, looking at it from different angles in an attempt to understand it more deeply.
Tone is the emotional quality of the sound - not what is said, but how it's said. For example, If someone reads a poem without expression, the...