English Segment 1 Study Guide

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Segment 1 Guided Note-taking Sheet I.Laughter Pun a. Definition Play in words b. Example Writing with a broken pencil is pointless Malapropism a. Definition misusing words ridiculously b. Example Listen to the blabbing brook Understatement a. Definition A figure of speech making a statement less or more important than it really is. b. Example Its sprinkling outside when its actually poring rain. Oxymoron a. Definition Words that conflict each other b. Example Chewy like a solid but juicy like a liquid Verbal Irony a. Definition When someone says one thing but means another. b. Example Saying "Yeah, Right" when you mean no Situational Irony a. Definition an outcome that turns out to be very…show more content…
In a professional letter (Lesson 1, Reflect tab), the most popular type of format is the block format in which every line is left justified. 3. Professional letters contain two addresses. The first one is the return address; the second is the business. 4. The salutation of the professional letter is punctuated with a colon at the end. 5. After the body of a professional letter, the closing will include a signature followed by the sender’s typed name and address. 6. When a story is written in first person point of view, the reader often feels closer to the narrator because he/she shares his/her thoughts and feelings. 7. When a story is written in the omniscient point of view, the reader will have a variety of reactions to different characters because he/she knows a lot of information about all of them. 8. An author creates a fast pace in a story by using short phrases or sentences, as well as paragraphs. 9. An author creates a slow pace by using long, descriptive sentences; punctuation that makes the reader pause (such as comas
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