Crucible Unit

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Voice
the author's way the author makes his or her writing unique and which conveys the author's attitude, personality, and character.
Tone
the author's emotional attitude towards the subject he/she is writing about. It will be an emotion word.
Bias
"a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment." Identifying bias thus involves reading between the lines and distinguishing between objective and subjective ideas
Objective Writing
unemotional and unbiased; can be verified through evidence and facts
Subjective Writing
generally considered to be a single person's opinion. It has a viewpoint, or possibly a bias, regardless of the information it provides. Subjective information on the other hand can consist of statements of judgment, assumption, belief, suspicion, or rumor.
Figurative Language
(imagery, metaphors, similes, personification, sensory details) in order to create a particular tone and present a specific point of view
Author Point of view
refers to the author's attitude or opinion on the subject that he/she is writing
Author Purpose
the reason an author decides to write about a specific topic.
crucible
a severe test or a place or situation in which concentrated forces interact to cause or influence change or development
allegory
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
Thesis Statement
a short statement, usually one sentence, that summarizes the main point or claim of an essay, research paper, etc., and is developed, supported, and explained in the text by means of examples and evidence.
Theme
A central idea in a piece of writing or other work of art
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