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CATS Vocab 5

Reading Vocab 5

The idea that the author is chiefly interested in supporting key idea
Having the precise, stated meaning of a word EX: He drove the car. literal
Words which are meant to appeal to your emotions, or carry with them multiple meanings that are meant to influence your opinion EX: An author who wants to emphasize the danger of smoking might refer to cigarettes as "cancer sticks." loaded words
A persuasive attempt aimed at your ability to reason and make judgment EX: "These are the facts: your donation of $20 can provide shelter for this child for one month." logical appeal
The most important idea that is supported by the rest of the paragraph or passage main idea
The reasons that people or characters act as they do. EX: a character's motivation could be greed, or ambition, or love motivation
Not having the exact, stated meaning of a word EX: His annoying habits drove me up the wall! non-literal
Created by: tdick