Aesthetic This has to do with the beauty of something rather than its usefulness. Example



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Reading Comprehension





Aesthetic

 

 

This has to do with the beauty of something rather than its usefulness.




 

 

Example: Gosh, he looks great in a football uniform. Yeah, but I understand he can't throw the ball more than 10 feet.

En Espanol: Esto tiene que ver con la belleza de algo más que su utilidad.








Allegory

 

 

This is a story with two or more levels of meaning--a literal level and a symbolic level--in which events, setting, and characters are symbols for ideas or qualities.




 

 

Example: "The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

En Espanol: Esta es una historia con dos o más niveles de significado - un nivel literal y un nivel simbólico - en la cual los acontecimientos, escenarios y personajes son símbolos de ideas o cualidades.








Alliteration

 

 

This is the repetition of initial consonant sounds at the beginnings of words.




 

 

Example: The soft sound of the rain soothed my soul.

En Espanol: Esta es la repetición de sonidos consonantes iniciales al inicio de la palabra.








Allusion

 

 

This is the reference to a person, place, or event from history, literature, or religion with which a reader is likely to be familiar.




 

 

Example: My classmate was called "Romeo" because of his great love for his girlfriend. This great love is like the love between Romeo and Juliet in the famous Shakespeare play called "Romeo and Juliet."

En Espanol: Esta es la referencia a una persona, lugar o evento de la historia, la literatura o la religión con la que un lector es probable que esté familiarizado.








Analogy

 

 

This is a comparison based on a similarity between things that are otherwise dissimilar.




 

 

Example: left:right::up:down

En Espanol: Esta es una comparación basada en la similitud entre las cosas que de otro modo distinto.








Analyze

 

 

This is to separate a whole into its parts.




 

 

En Espanol: Esta es separar un todo en sus partes.








Archetypal Character

 

 

This is a character in a work that is very typical of a certain type of person.




 

 

Example: Hamlet as the self-doubting hero

En Espanol: Se trata de un personaje de una obra que es muy típico de un cierto tipo de persona.








Archetype

 

 

This is the original model for a person, place, thing, or idea appearing later in history, folklore, literature, or myth. It is a symbol, setting, character, or theme that has universal meaning.




 

 

Example: Beauty, truth, goodness, sin, and the mischievous woman are all examples of this literary term.

En Espanol: Este es el modelo original para una persona, lugar, cosa o idea que aparece más adelante en la historia, el folclore, la literatura, o el mito. Es un símbolo, personajes, o el tema que tiene un significado universal.








Argument

 

 

This involves one or more reasons presented by a speaker or a writer to lead the audience or reader to a logical conclusion.




 

 

En Espanol: Se trata de uno o más motivos presentados por un orador o un escritor para llevar al público o lector a una conclusión lógica.








Argument

 

 

The logical, systematic presentation of reasoning and supporting evidence that proves the validity of a statement or position.




 

 

Example: This statement seeks to convince readers of something, addresses a problem, and takes a position: Advertising in teen magazines contributes to the poor self-image that many adolescent girls have.

En Espanol: La lógica, la presentación sistemática de razonamiento y las pruebas que demuestran la validez de una declaración o de posición.








Argumentation

 

 

This is the kind of writing that tries to persuade readers to accept an author's opinions.




 

 

En Espanol: Este es el tipo de escrito que trata de persuadir a los lectores a aceptar un autor 's opiniones.








Assonance

 

 

This is the repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants in two or more stressed syllables.




 

 

Example: week - seed

En Espanol: Esta es la repetición de los sonidos de las vocales seguidas de consonantes diferentes en dos o más sílabas acentuadas.








Author's Purpose

 

 

This is the reason for creating written work.




 

 

Example: To explain, to inform, to entertain, to persuade, or to describe.

En Espanol: Esta es la razón para la creación de trabajo escrito.








Ballad

 

 

This is a rhymed, songlike poem that tells a story , often dealing with adventure or romance.




 

 

En Espanol: Esta es una rima, el poema de songlike que cuenta una historia, a menudo se ocupan de aventura o romance.








Believability

 

 

This is the ability to trust something as true or credible.




 

 

En Espanol: Esta es la capacidad de confiar en algo como verdadero o creíble.








Bias

 

 

This is a prejudice that is leaning toward a positive or negative judgment on something; a personal judgment or opinion about a particular person, position, or thing.




 

 

Example: For example a student might have a positive prejudgment about the best high school football team.

En Espanol: Este es un prejuicio que se inclina hacia una resolución positiva o negativa sobre algo, un juicio u opiniones personales sobre una persona en particular, la posición, o cosa.








Blank Verse

 

 

This is poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter.




 

 

Example: "Birches" by Robert Frost

En Espanol: Esta es la poesía escrita en pentámetro yámbico sin rima.








Categorical Claim

 

 

This rhetorical strategy contains a statement that is an arguable interpretation of the facts. It is present when people can disagree about the definition of the category to which the object or person belongs.




 

 

Example: Margaret Thatcher was a very popular leader in England.

En Espanol: Esta estrategia retórica contiene una declaración de que es una interpretación discutible de los hechos. Está presente cuando la gente puede estar en desacuerdo sobre la definición de la categoría a la que el objeto o la persona pertenece.








Central Idea

 

 

The key point made in a written passage; the chief topic.




 

 

Example: Summer is a wonderful time to spend at Myrtle Beach. It is a beach with light-colored, soft sand. The coastline goes on for a long way and many people enjoy walking along it. Children like to play in the surf and walk along the rocks that are visible at low tide. This is a fun beach for people of all ages. The key point is that summer is a wonderful time to spend at Myrtle Beach.

En Espanol: El punto clave realizados en un pasaje escrito, el tema principal.








Character

 

 

This is an individual's mental or moral quality.




 

 

Example: Giving back that lost wallet with all the money showed her integrity.

En Espanol: Esta es la calidad mental o moral de un individuo.








Characterization

 

 

This is the combination of ways that an author shows readers what a person in a literary selection is like.




 

 

Example: revealing the person's own words; revealing what others say or think about the person; revealing the person's actions; revealing through direct description

En Espanol: Esta es la combinación de las formas en que el autor muestra a los lectores lo que una persona en una selección literaria es como.








Characters

 

 

These are the people or animals who take part in a literary work.




 

 

En Espanol: Estas son las personas o los animales que participan en una obra literaria.
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