Speculative Essay: Definition & Example

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Speculative essays are nonfiction works aimed at _____.

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1. Which of these is a characteristic of speculative essays?

2. The term 'figurative language' identifies the use of words in figures of speech to convey meanings _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set will test your understanding of speculative essays. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include a description of figurative language and the aims of speculative essays.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Speculative essay characteristics
  • Description of figurative language
  • A brief narrative involving presumably real people and events
  • Sources used to classify speculative essays as nonfiction

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of figurative language
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the purpose of speculative essays

Additional Learning

To learn more about essays, review the accompanying lesson titled Speculative Essay: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following information:

  • Describe the term speculative essay
  • Know two important components of speculative essays
  • Identify an example of a speculative essay from the lesson
  • Understand the aims of speculative essays
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