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English 7 Sem2 Mod 4 Propagandist Essay Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Ad hominem: when a writer dismisses the opposing argument because of the person who delivers it instead of what the argument is.
Exaggeration: this occurs when a writer overstates the size, magnitude, effect, or significance of something.
Stereotyping: when a writer shares an expectation of belief about a group of people
Categorical Claims: is when a writer makes a sweeping statement about how large a group of people or things think, feel, act or behave. The claim is not always untrue but it is impossible to prove.
Emotional Appeal: an argument that tries to persuade by affecting people’s feelings
Loaded language: biased words used to stir up positive or negative feelings
Flatter the audience: Propagandists may also appeal to the emotions in several other ways. One way is to flatter the audience. For example, a speaker may say, "You good people of Middle City understand what I'm talking about." This naturally makes listeners feel friendlier to
Divide the opposition: Propaganda may also try to divide the opposition in order to weaken it. For example, suppose a mayor wants to ban motorcycles from a town's streets. The mayor may say, "I don't mind scooters and mopeds. It's the big hogs that are the danger." As a result,
Filter the audience: Propaganda does not have to present a balanced case or concede a point to the opposition. Propagandists can filter the evidence, only discussing what makes their side look good, and completely ignoring the other side's good points.
Parallelism At its most basic level, parallelism uses the same words or phrases over and over.
Repetition can also be created using sound patterns: words or phrases that are not identical, but that sound very similar.
medium artistic form of communication; examples include film, literature, visual art and music
audience the intended readers to whom the author is writing
connotation a shade of meaning in a word or phrase that makes it different from other words or phrases with similar meanings
denotation the dictionary meaning of a word or phrase
emotional appeal an argument that tries to persuade by affecting people’s feelings
impart make (information) known; communicate
inference a guess or conclusion based on evidence and clues
loaded language biased words used to stir up positive or negative feelings
logical fallacy false logic caused by an error in reasoning
media a form of communication, such as television, radio, and newspapers
mood the emotions or feelings that are conveyed in a literary work
propaganda he use of ideas, information, and rumors to help one's own cause or to hurt an opposing cause
rhetoric the art of using language skillfully and persuasively
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