Analyzing texts – Vocabulary – A – M

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A
according
according to
to acknowledge / to admit
to address sb.
after that, afterwards
age
to agree on / about sth.
ambiguous
to amount to
to appeal to
to arouse the reader's interest
as far as I'm concerned / as for me / for my part
to attach importance to
audience
the author asserts
the author pursues the goal of / the aim of doing sth.
the author wants to persuade the reader to ...
the author's assumption
the author's intention
to awaken interest of
B
basic cause
to be against sth.
to be appropriate for / to go together well with
to be aware of
to be frank with / to be honest / (quite) frankly
to be in harmony
to be mistaken
to be right
to behave
behaviour / conduct
believable
between human beings
C
change of tense
choice of words
to claim that / to pretend to do sth.
column
comic, comical
comment
to comment on
to comment on the situation
to comprise
comparison
complex
to concern
as far as ... is/are concerned
concise
... concludes with
confrontated with
to connect with
to contradict
to contradict the statement (about)
to contrast two things
to convince the reader
consequence
as a consequence of this
contrast
to correspond with
(front) cover
D
deals with
detail
detailed examination / close analysis / careful study of
to develop in several stages
difference
to disagree with the ideas of
disproportion
to disprove
disputable
distinction
to distinguish between
divides into
to draw a comparison / to make a comparison (between)
to draw parallels
to draw the conclusion
to draw/ to direct the reader's attention to
E
editor
to have an effect
elaborate
emotional reaction
... ends with
to enumerate reasons
error / mistake
essential
to establish a relationship
to evoke
to exaggerate
to explain the standpoint
to express
to express sth / to voice sth.
to express vehement criticism of
F
fate
feelings / emotion(s)
a feeling of …
finally / lastly
first / first of all / in the first place
flashback
from a remote standpoint
from the point of view of
G
to give
to give / to express / to utter / to voice
to give one's opinion about
I
idea
to idealize
identical
to illustrate
to imagine sth.
imagination
impressed by
improbable
in course of
to influence
to intended for
in public
indifference
indifferently to / in an indifferent way
inexplicable
inferior
irony
J
to judge somebody
to justify
L
lack of
to lead to
length of the lines
M
to make a comment on / about
to give his/her opinion
to make it clear
to make no sense
to make objections
to make sb. understand
to make the reader understand / to realize that
to make up a story
manner of speaking
meaningless
melodious
to mention
mistrust

Ulrike Schroedter contributed to the list. Thanks to Guilia and Lea


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