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Reading, Language and LIterature/LIterary Terms

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satire Writing that seeks to arouse a reader's disapproval of an object by ridicule. Satire is usually comedy that exposes errors with an eye to correcting vice and folly.
dialect usually refers to the distinctive variety of vocabulary grammar and pronunciation spoken by member of an identifiable regional group, nation or social class.
idiolect the particular variety of a language used by an individual speaker or writer, which may be marked by peculiarities of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation
eye contact a good speaker establishes eye contact with the audience in a manner that is engaging and appropriate. A good speaker avode looking down, looking over the heads of the audience, or addressing just one member or one section of the audience.
volume and tone ofvoice An effective speaker's tone varies naturally and appropriately according to the content. His or her volume is clear and suitable for the audience and venue.
volume and tone of voice A good speaker imodulates hi or her volume at appropariae points in the delivery to engage the audience in the contene
pacing and clarity Effective speakers enunciate clearly and properly, using a natural pace that is governed by the syntax and content. Words are never slurred or run together. Good speakers do not use fillers such as um, ah, and like.
hand gestures effective speakers also know when to use hand gestures and how to employ them appropriately to enhance their presentation. Poor speaker keep their hands in their pockets, play wit their hair, or fidget inappropriately.
posture good speakers face the audience squarely with a natural stance; they do not shift their weight or stand askew; they do not lean informally toone side or the other, nor do they lean on a ledctern or podium.
narrative Work that tell a story, usually in chronological order. Storytelling. Examples: stories, poems, plays, fables, myths and biographies.
interpretive Work that explains, explores, or considers the significance of an event, a work of art, and so on. Requires the writer to think critically and then present the results of his or her thinking.
descriptive Descriptive writing typically describes a person, place, or thing in such a way that the reader has a vivid impression of the written work. The written work has a basic purpose of describing something such as an emotion, event, or location.
persuasive Writing designed to take a stand on an issues an convince the reader of the plausibility or correcness of that stand. Often employs an appeal to the reader's logic or ethics and uses strong and credible logic.
expository A mode of writing in which the purpose is to inform, explain, clarity, describe, or define a subject to the reader. Expository writing is meant to expose information.
other genres other genres include such varied types as personal journals and diaries, letter, summaries, and research paper.
examples of expository writing magazine and newspaper articles, nonfiction books, travel brochures, business reports, memorandums, professional journals, oral presentations, encyclopedia articles, research, essays, business letter, and informative writing.
examples of interpretive writing interpretive essays, research papers, critiques, summaries, analyses
examples of persuasive writing argument, biases, opinions, studies, counter claims, and reasoning.
persuasive techniques Emphasizing benefits while ignoring drawbacks, creating a list of for and against point, using transition such as furthermore, moreover and therefore,
persuasive techniques II making opposing viewpoints seem like monor problems asking rhetorical question, and ending with a postiive and thought provoking statement
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