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Persuasive Unit Vocabulary
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verbal techniques that add emphasis & appeal to emotions
positions using reason to support & defend their ideas
the way in which writers organize their words
the reuse of a key word or idea for emphasis
similar grammatical structures expressing related ideas
short, catchy phrases
supported by reason
supported by experience, such as the results of scientific experiments
based on personal accounts or experiences
author's word choice
descriptive or figurative language used to create word pictures by appealing to the reader's sense of sight, touch, taste, sound, smell, or movement
the distinctive way an author uses language. Imagery, diction and syntax contribute to style
author's attitude toward both the subject and the audience. (formal, ironic, amused, angry, etc.)
viewpoint or opinion an author expresses. Bias occurs when perspective is one-sided
author's reason for writing or speaking. Common purposes include: to inform, entertain, persuade, praise, celebrate, warn
presents moral reasons, appeals to ethical behavior, and common understandings of what we ought to do in certain instances.
presents reasons, common sense, or scientific evidence, such as a report of experimental results or stating reasons that build a case for the author's conclusion. Evidence might include quotations from people who have experienced the event or issue.
sharing a personal experiences or emotion to inspire the same feeling in the reader or appealing to emotions shared in common, such as love of family, love of country, fear of the unknown, or hope for the future.
an opinion that is supported with proven facts and logical examples
an opinion that is offered without any evidence to back it
A type of writing that discusses opinions, makes judgments, agrees or disagrees with points presented in writing.
a short interesting story about a real incident or person
prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
facts or information used to support whether a belief or idea is true or valid.
in persuasive or argumentative writing a judgement based on the information obtained
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