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English III - HOMS Vocab
House on Mango Street Vocabulary
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English
11th Grade
09/10/2019

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DOMAIN SPECIFIC VOCABULARY

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terms that are critical to understanding specific subjects

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VIGNETTE

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a small impressionistic scene focusing on one particular moment or giving an impression about an idea

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CULTURAL DETAILS
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details that give the reader insight about the culture, customs, or beliefs of a group of people
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POINT OF VIEW
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the mode of narration that the author uses to let readers "hear" and "see" what takes place
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FIRST PERSON POINT OF VIEW
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I & We
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SECOND PERSON POINT OF VIEW
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You or Yours
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THIRD PERSON POINT OF VIEW
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she, he, they, it, or a specific name
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FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
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words or expressions with a meaning different from the literal interpretation.
(figurative is the opposite of literal)
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SIMILE
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figure of speech that makes direct comparison between two things using "like" or "as"
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METAPHOR
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figure of speech in which one thing is spoke of as if it is something else
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PERSONIFICATION
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figure of speech in which something that is not human is given human characteristics
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