• Following is a list of words and definitions that are always good to know for English class. The more familiar you become with these words and definitions, the more success you'll have.

    Word

    Definition

    Alliteration

    Words in a row with same consonant sound

    Analogy

    A similarity between like features of two things

    Argument

    A reason or set of reasons that something is true

    Central idea

    Most important point the author makes

    Conclusions

    Summing up of an argument or text

    Connections

    Relating what you read to something else you  know

    Connotative Language

    The association that a word brings to mind

    Details

    Isolated facts that supports ideas

    Evidence

    Knowledge on which to base a belief

    Figurative Language

    Figures of speech used to make meaning clearer

    Illustrations

    Visual material used to clarify or add to a text

    Interaction

    A mutual or reciprocal action

    Metaphor

    An indirect comparison

    Mood

    The way the author  make the reader feel

    Point of View

    The vantage point from which a story is told

    Rhetoric

    The art of writing or speaking effectively

    Simile

    A direct comparison using like or as

    Stanza

    A poetry term for paragraph; a section of a poem

    Structure

    Organization of a text

    Theme

    A unified idea

    Tone

    The author’s attitude or outlook