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Ethos. The author tries to convince the audience of his/her credibility or knowledge of the subject matter. " i know this because..."
Logos. The author uses logic/ "common sense thinking" to convince the reader/ audience that his/her idea is correct. Uses facts and statics.
Pathos. The author uses emotion to create sympathy for his/her argument. The author may cause the reader to feel angry.
Inference. Guess based on the information in the text AND what you know to be true.
Diction. word choice.. what words has the writer used to tell his/her "story".
Imagery. creating a "mental picture" by appealing to the 5 senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
Metaphor. A comparison of two unalike things by saying one is the other.EX: It is an oven in my classroom.
Simile. A comparison of two unlike things by using "like" or "as" EX; It is hot as hot as an oven in my classroom.
Onomatopoeia. sound words EX; pop,pow, buzz.
Allusion. A reference in a story to an historical event or another story.
Alliteration. Repeating the beginning SOUND of words EX; peter, piper, picked, pickles
Personification. Giving non living thing human abilities.
Hyperbole. Extreme exaggeration EX; i am so hungry I could eat a horse.
Objetive. Based in facts ; having a right or wrong answer.
Subjective. Based on feeling and emotions.
Denotation. The dictionary meaning of a word.
Connotation. Implied meaning; feelings associated with a word.
Mood. Atmosphere of the story; the mood is usually determined by the setting ; also determined by the writer's word choice.
Claim( Argument) a statement that can be argued against.
Rhetoric. A writing technique that is used to persuade a reader to think about a topic from a different perspective/ view point.
Tone. writer's attitude towards what he/she is writing about; determined by word choice.
Created by: erickq
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