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Academic Vocabulary Words To Know. Purpose. A reason or goal. Author’s Purpose. P ersuade Other authors may write to persuade or to try to get you to do something . I nform An author may give you facts or true information about a subject. If so, they are writing to inform .

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a reason or goal

Purpose

A reason or goal

author s purpose
Author’s Purpose
  • Persuade

Other authors may write to persuade or to try to get you to do something.

  • Inform

An author may give you facts or true information about a subject. If so, they are writing toinform.

  • Entertain

Some authors write fiction stories or stories that are not true. They write these stories to entertain you.

  • Author’s Purpose Powerpoint
the author gives a hint or suggestion of what might happen in the story

Foreshadowing

The author gives a hint or suggestion of what might happen in the story.

to enlarge a fact or statement beyond what is actually true

Exaggeration

To enlarge a fact or statement beyond what is actually true.

the introduction of a past event into a story or motion picture

Flashback

The introduction of a past event into a story or motion picture.

to win over to a belief by argument or strong request

Persuade

To win over to a belief by argument or strong request.

pleasant excitement caused by wondering what will happen

Suspense

Pleasant excitement caused by wondering what will happen.

an attitude that always favors one way of feeling or acting over another

Bias

An attitude that always favors one way of feeling or acting over another.

expressing or covering the main points briefly

Summarize

Expressing or covering the main points briefly

arranged in or according to time

Chronological

Arranged in or according to time.

arranged in or according to time1

Chronological

Arranged in or according to time.

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Symbolism

Symbol

Any person, object, or action that has additional meaning beyond itself to represent or stand for a more abstract emotion or idea.

point of view
Point of View

A way of looking at or thinking about something: standpoint

first person
First Person

Point of view in which the narrator is a character in a story and uses pronouns such as I, me, and we.

2 nd person
2nd Person

Point of view in which the narrator talks directly to the reader using the pronoun, you.

third person
Third Person

Point of view in which the narrator, who is outside the story, uses pronouns such as he, she, and they.

anthology
Anthology

A collection of literary pieces, such as poems, short stories, or plays

Your workbook or literature textbook are examples of anthologies.

parable
Parable

A short simple story illustrating a moral or spiritual truth

parable1
Parable

The Obstacle in our PathIn ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the kirig's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand. Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

parable2
Parable

Who Is The Rich Man? One day a wealthy father took his son on a trip to the country so that the son could see how the poor lived. They spent a day and a night at the farm of a very poor family. When they got back from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?" "Very good, Dad!" "Did you see how poor people can be?" "Yeah!" "And what did you learn?" The son answered, "I saw that we have a dog at home, and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden; they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lamps in the house; they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard; they have the whole horizon." When the little boy was finished, the father was speechless. His son then added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are!"

anecdote
Anecdote

A short account of an interesting or humorous incident.

anecdote1
Anecdote

"After the long Minnesota winter, I was so happy to see the first signs of spring that I ran outside as soon as I saw our first flower blooming. I plucked the dewy, white blossom and tucked it into my hair band and went about my day with joy in my heart. Unfortunately, I didn't notice that my big white flower had been host to a dozen or so tiny bugs, that apparently enjoyed a new home in the warmth and security of my hair. I was soon itching and twitching like a scrappy dog. Next time I stop to smell the flowers, I'll make sure I'll do it with my eyes wide open."

sonnet
sonnet

Is written in iambic pentameter. It has14 lines which can be broken down into four sections called quatrains.

sonnet1
sonnet

The Tides

I saw the long line of the vacant shore,

The sea-weed and the shells upon the sand,

And the brown rocks left bare on every hand

As if the ebbing tide would flow no more.

Then heard I, more distinctly than before,

The ocean breathe and its great breast expand,

And hurrying came on the defenseless land

The insurgent waters with tumultuous roar.

All thought and feeling and desire, I said,

Love, laughter, and the exultant joy of song,

Have ebbed from me for ever! Suddenly o'er me

They swept again from their deep ocean bed,

And in a tumult of delight, and strong

As youth, and beautiful as youth, upbore me!

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow