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Writing to Argue

Writing to argue techniques

Rhetorical Question A question that does not require an answer.
Repetition A word, phrase, or sentence that is repeated (used more than once).
Counter Argument Acknowledging the other side of the argument and then squashing it to make your argument stronger.
Short Sentence A short simple sentence consisting of one main clause.
Statistics Percentages or numerical studies used to support your argument.
Hyperbole Exaggeration.
Anecdote A story used to exemplify.
Emotive Language Words used to make the reader or audience feel a particular emotion.
Modal Verbs An auxiliary (helping) verb that shows certainty or likelihood. EG. should, could, would, may, might, must, will, shall, can.
Alliteration Words next to each other beginning with the same letter.
Simile Comparing two things using like or as.
Metaphor Comparison.
Personification Giving an inanimate object human characteristics.
Created by: ltriggs



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