Presentation on theme: "OAA Vocabulary!. Warm-Up 24, 3-19-12 Theme: A topic of discussion or writing; It may be stated or implied. Also, it should be expressed in sentence."— Presentation transcript:
Warm-Up 24, 3-19-12 Theme: A topic of discussion or writing; It may be stated or implied. Also, it should be expressed in sentence form, not a word. Thesis: The subject or major argument of a speech or piece of writing. Third Person Narrative: Narration in which the point of view is that of someone outside the story who refers to all characters by name or as “he,” “she,” and “they.”
Warm-Up 25, 3-22-12 Tone: The reflection of an author’s attitude toward his or her subject. Ambiguities: Statements or arguments used in a work that may have more than one meaning or interpretation. Vague comments or ideas. Topic Sentence: A sentence intended to express the main idea in a paragraph or passage.
Warm-Up 26, 3-23-12 Transfer: A persuasive technique in which a product is associated with something attractive or respectable. Transitions: Words and phrases that help explain relationships between sentences and allow a reader or writer to move from one idea to another. Explicit: Fully or clearly expressed. Definite.
Warm-Up 27, 3-26-12 Fallacy: A typical error in reasoning that proves incorrect the argument in which it appears. Homograph: A word with the same spelling as another word, whether or not pronounced alike. Ex: bow (arrow) vs. bow (part of a ship). Homophone: A word with different origin meaning but the same pronunciation as another word, whether or not spelled alike. Ex: hair vs. hare. 00
Warm-Up 28, 3-28-12 Connotation: The attitudes and feelings associated with a word as opposed to a word’s literal meaning. Denotation: The literal or “dictionary” meaning of a word. Coherence: The quality of a piece of writing in which the ideas are clearly arranged so a reader can follow the progression from one idea to the next.
Warm-Up 29, 3-30-12 Cues: Hand, body, or facial gestures that communicate meaning with little or no use of language. Symbol: A concrete thing used to suggest something larger and more abstract. Round Character: A character who is complex and multi-dimensional.
Warm-Up 30, 4-2-12 Hyperbole: A figure of speech which uses deliberate exaggeration. Ex: I told you a million times! Idiom: A combination of words that is not strictly in accordance with grammatical rules and often possesses a meaning other than its logical one. Ex: That test was a piece of cake! Implicit: To be assumed but not directly expressed.
Warm-Up 31, 4-4-12 Objective: not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased: an objective opinion. Subjective: influenced by personal feelings. Based on emotions and opinions. Topic: The general category or class of ideas, often stated in a word or phrase, to which the ideas of a passage as a whole belong.
Warm-Up 32, 4-12-12 Sensory Details: Details perceived by sight, hearing, smell, or any mode by which one perceives stimuli outside or within the body. Sequencing: The arrangement in which things follow in a logical order or a pattern. Anecdote: A brief narrative of an interesting, unusual, or biographical event often used to illustrate a point. A short story that is intended to make a point.
Warm-Up 33, 4-16-12 Allusion: A reference, within a literary work, to another work of fiction, a film, a piece of art, or even a real event. Onomatopoeia: Words whose sounds imitate their suggested meaning. Ex: buzz, hiss, or clang. Parody: A literary or musical work in which the style of an author or work is closely imitated for comic effect.