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Eng: Modes

Modes of Writing in English

WordDefinition
narrative an account of actions and events that have befallen someone or something.
narrative elements * narrator/ POV * plot/ conflict * setting * characters * audience/tone/purpose
rhetorical mode a way of presenting a topic through writing or speech.
descriptive mode appeals to the senses
argumentative mode makes a point and tries to persuade people through emotional, ethical, and logical appeals.
expository/ analytical mode informational writing. explains, gives directions.
objective presents its subject impartially (descriptive)
subjective conveys the writer's personal response to the subject (descriptive)
multi-sensory images imagery that appeals to more than one sense.
abstract having to do with essences and ideas (descriptive)
concrete definite, has the ability to be perceived (descriptive)
metaphor direct comparison of 2 dissimilar things.
simile comparison using 'like' or 'as'
personification animating objects that are inanimate
dominant impression and purpose main impression the author is trying to give; what was the reason for describing subject
inductive reasoning specific to general
deductive reasoning general to specific; major and minor premise
appeal to ignorance appeal based on whatever has not been proven false must be true and vice versa.
argument from authority convinces us to agree because it is form a person for authority or celebrity
bandwagon appeals convinces people to agree because everyone does it.
begging the question A fallacious form of argument in which someone assumes that parts (or all) of what the person claims to be proving are proven facts.
Created by: blacall13 on 2011-09-29



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