8th Grade English Vocabulary Flashcards

8th Grade English Vocabulary Flashcards
1/17 (missed) 0 0
Create Your Account To Continue Studying

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 75,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Already registered? Login here for access
Critique
To assess and comment on another's work. Can be used as a verb (to critique) or a noun (a critique of).
Got it
Colloquialism
Slang or everyday phrases, sometimes used for effect in formal writing.
Got it

Identify the vocabulary word for the bolded passage below.

The summer seemed to last forever, but also to pass in an instant.

Appositive
Got it

Identify the vocabulary word for the bolded phrases below.

My cat, Sprinkles of Flufftown, is adorable.

Sammy's favorite flower, a daisy, is in the vase.

Appositive
Got it
Appositive
When a noun is renamed right after it is first mentioned.
Got it
Antithesis
A contrast of two opposites for effect.
Got it
Anecdote
A brief story or tale, often used to be entertaining or to bring up a relevant example in a longer speech.
Got it
Allegory
A simplified story that should be understood as representative of other events.
Got it
17 cards in set

Flashcard Content Overview

Are you hoping to get a better grasp of vocabulary words commonly taught in 8th grade literature and language arts classes? Take a look through these flashcards! The cards cover a number of literary devices and tools, such as mood, anecdote, antithesis, and paradox. Some cards ask you to provide definitions, and others ask you to identify a literary device in a given sentence or example. Use the flashcards to review and to feel comfortable identifying and writing with these different English literary tools!

Additional Study

To review some additional Language Arts vocabulary lists, take a look at the following lessons targeted for 7th grade and 9th grade:

Studying with Flashcards

If you are working on improving your grasp of 8th grade level literary terms and vocabulary, these cards can be a big help when it comes time to review. You can also access this flashcard set on your phone or tablet, and keep it handy to quiz yourself!

Front
Back
Allegory
A simplified story that should be understood as representative of other events.
Anecdote
A brief story or tale, often used to be entertaining or to bring up a relevant example in a longer speech.
Antithesis
A contrast of two opposites for effect.
Appositive
When a noun is renamed right after it is first mentioned.

Identify the vocabulary word for the bolded phrases below.

My cat, Sprinkles of Flufftown, is adorable.

Sammy's favorite flower, a daisy, is in the vase.

Appositive

Identify the vocabulary word for the bolded passage below.

The summer seemed to last forever, but also to pass in an instant.

Appositive
Colloquialism
Slang or everyday phrases, sometimes used for effect in formal writing.
Critique
To assess and comment on another's work. Can be used as a verb (to critique) or a noun (a critique of).

Identify the following punctuation, which indicates that text is missing:

...

Ellipsis
Fable
A moral tale.
Mood
The emotional atmosphere an author creates.
A narrator that knows what every character thinks and feels can be described as _____.
Omniscient
A sad smile is an example of an _____.
Oxymoron
Paradox
A saying that reveals a truth, while seeming false.
Participle
An adjective made from a verb. (Example: jogging shorts)
Rising action
The events that work towards the peak action, or climax, in a story.

Fill in the blank:

Elsa wanted to use a different word for 'fierce', so she looked it up in a _____.

Thesaurus

To unlock this flashcard set you must be a Study.com Member.
Create your account

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com

Become a Study.com member and start learning now.
Become a Member

Already a member? Log In

Support