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11th grade lit.

american literature and composition

TermDefinition
Argument An exchange of diverging or opposite views, typically a heated or angry one.
Support Bear all or part of the weight of; hold up.
Syllogism An argument the conclusion of which is supported by two premises.
Logos The Word of God, or principle of divine reason and creative order.
Persuasion The action or fact of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something.
Citation A quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work.
Structure Construct or arrange according to a plan; give a pattern or organization to.
Tautology The saying of the same thing twice in different words.
Ethos The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations.
Claim State or assert that something is the case, typically without providing evidence or proof.
Annotation A note of explanation or comment added to a text or diagram.
Organization An organized body of people with a particular purpose, especially a business, society, association, etc.
Fallacy A mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument.
Appeal To make a serious or urgent request, typically to the public.
Counter-claim A claim made to rebut a previous claim.
Transition The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.
Closure The act or process of closing something, especially an institution, thoroughfare, or frontier, or of being closed.
Syntax The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.
Rhetorical Strategy Qualities and in which the author intends a second meaning to be read
Evidence The available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.
Diction The choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.
Thesis A statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved.
Pathos A quality that evokes pity or sadness.
Created by: sarita5