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A form of persuasive writing that uses logos, ethos, or pathos to convince an audience to think or act in a certain way. Presents a particular opinion or idea and supports it with evidence.
Form of argumentation in which the writer claims that one thing results from another, often used as part of a logical argument.
That point of action in the plot that creates the greatest intensity, suspense, or interest, also called the “turning point” at which the outcome of a conflict is decided.
An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning. For example, “swingset” can bring on the connotations of children or laughter.
To refute an argument by using reasoning supported with evidence to disprove a viewpoint.
The literal textbook definition of a word.
A long narrative poem written in heightened language, which recounts the deeds of a heroic character who embodies the values of a particular society.
A short piece of nonfiction prose in which the writer discusses some aspect of a subject.
One of the persuasive techniques that appeals to authority, ethics.
Introduces characters, situation, and setting One of the four major forms of discourse, in which something is explained or “set forth.”
First Person POV
Written in the writer's or persona's point of view. Uses personal pronouns like “I” or “my” and used in personal narratives.
A kind of style of literature or art, each with its own specific characteristics. Film, poetry, and fiction are all examples of various types.
One of the persuasive techniques that appeals to logic.
A popular belief, often passed down orally through generations, based on fiction or half-truth.
The voice/person telling the story.
A view on a subject that is completely unbiased and based upon cold, hard, facts.
A Third-Person POV where the narrator knows all of the thoughts and feelings of the characters in the story, used in fiction writing.
A conclusion in a story that lacks the conventional closure which typically occurs when everything in the narrative is explained and accounted for.
A relatively short story that teaches a moral, or lesson about how to lead a good life.
One of the persuasive techniques that appeals to emotion.