Methods of Development

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rhetoric

thoughtful, reflective activity of effective communication

ethos

ethical appeal

logos

logical, appeal to reason

pathos

emotional appeal

rhetorical triangle

interactions between speaker to subject, audience to speaker and audience to subject

connotation

implied meaning of a word

persona

the character of a speaker or writer

thesis

a clear and focused main idea

tone

the attitude of the speaker

audience

the people to whom a subject is addressed

polemic

an argument against an idea

narration

storytelling that holds the attention of readers and listeners

anecdote

story that illustrates a point, adding details and support arguments

narrator

story teller

point of view

angle of seeing

description

revealing something through the perceptions of the senses; method of expression

objective description

description that emphasizes on a topic

subjective description

description that emphasizes on the writer's view

dominant impression

the main idea the writer conveys about a subject

concrete

words that describe our senses for clarity

abstract

words that refer to ideas we can't directly perceive

example

instances that reveal a whole type

generalization

general statement

comparison and contrast

noticing similarities and differences in two or more different subjects

subject by subject

an essay with facts about one subject in one paragraph, facts about another subject in another paragraph. the conclusion sums it all up

point by point

an essay that compares as it goes, considering one point in one paragraph bringing each subject into the paragraph

analogy

equating two very unlike things with reason of bringing them together

process analysis

step by step process

directive process

explains how to do something

informative process

explains how something is done

division analysis

to slice large complicated subjects into smaller parts

analysis

separate subjects into their parts

criticism

to go beneath the surface of a subject

inference

means to understand a writer's meaning

assumption

belief, opinion taken for granted

synthesis

linking elements into a whole

cause and effect

analyzing reasons for actions events analyzing consequences

immediate cause

an apparent cause

remote cause

underlying, hidden reason for an event

causes

reasons for actions, events or decisions

coincidence

actions occurred but they are not the reasons for outcomes

definition

literal and specific meaning of a word

dictionary definition

literal, technical definition

stipulative definition

specifies a term that is central to the essay and likely to be misunderstood

extended definition

explore a topic in full to explain its meaning

satire

to expose/attack by entertainment with the intent of bringing about improvement

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