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Common Assessment #3 Review. Define Hook/ (Attention Grabber ). First sentence of an essay. Used to draw the reader in to what you have to say. List 5 Strategies for Writing a Hook:. Quote Question Dramatic Fact / Statistic Imagery / Scene Setting Figurative Language

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define hook attention grabber
Define Hook/(Attention Grabber)
  • First sentence of an essay.
  • Used to draw the reader in to what you have to say.
list 5 strategies for writing a hook
List 5 Strategies for Writing a Hook:
  • Quote
  • Question
  • Dramatic Fact / Statistic
  • Imagery / Scene Setting
  • Figurative Language

(You can also use DRAPES!)

define anecdote
Define Anecdote:

a brief story about something interesting or funny in a person's life

sample anecdote
Sample Anecdote

My sons are very tall. When my oldest boy was getting taller and taller, people always asked him, "Do you play basketball?" He would answer, "Why? Do you play miniature golf?" He stopped saying that when he decided it was a smart aleck thing to say. To this day when little kids ask him how he got so tall he says, "I always ate all my vegetables."

supporting details
Supporting Details
  • Dialogue
  • Rhetorical Question
  • Analogy (Figurative Language)
  • Personal Experience (Anecdote)
  • Examples
  • Statistics
define allusion
Define Allusion
  • A reference or comparison in literature to a well-known element, such as:
  • Person
  • Place
  • Historical Event
  • The Bible
  • Work of Art
  • Mythology
  • TV/Movie
  • Etc.
define imagery sensory details
Define Imagery (Sensory Details)

The use of vivid, descriptive language that appeals to one or more of the five senses.

(taste, touch, smell, sound, sight)


to + verb

Infinitive Phrase

Infinitive + any modifiers

(words that give more info about the infinitive)

underline the infinitive in each sentence and determine its function
Underline the infinitive in each sentence and determine its function.
  • To sleep is the only thing Eli wants after his double shift waiting tables at the neighborhood café. Function:
  • Wherever Melissa goes, she always brings a book to read in case she has a long wait.


  • Richard braved the icy rain to throw the smelly squid eyeball stew into the apartment dumpster.





define denotation
Define Denotation

The dictionary definition of a word.

define connotation
Define Connotation:

The feelings or emotions associated with a word.

  • Positive Connotation: inquisitive
  • Negative Connotation: nosey
define tone
Define Tone:

The author or narrator’s attitude toward the writing.

define mood
Define Mood:

the general atmosphere created by the author’s words; the feeling the reader gets from reading those words

three types of irony
Three Types of Irony
  • Situation Irony:When what actually happens is the opposite of what is expected.
  • Verbal Irony:A character says one thing but means the opposite. (Sarcasm)
  • Dramatic Irony: When the reader understands more about the events of a story than a character.
define suspense
Define Suspense:

Being uncertain or anxious about what will happen next