14 terms

Persuasive Techniques, Biographies & Memoir

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memoir
A type of autobiography that covers a short period of time in the person's life
biography
story of a person's life written by another person
autobiography
An account of a person's life written by that person
convey
to transport; to transmit; to show; to communicate, make known; to transfer ownership or title to
claim
A statement or assertion that is open to challenge and that requires support
false causality
a fallacy of concluding that an event is caused by another event simply because it follows it
emotional appeal
engaging the audience's emotions for the purpose of persuasion
testimonial
relies on endorsements from well-known people or satisfied customers
faulty reasoning
Reasoning formed based on either untrue or misunderstood ideas.
bandwagon
Propaganda technique encouraging the viewer to like something or someone because everyone else does
parallelism (repetition)
Refers to using elements in sentences that are grammatically similar or identical in structure, sound, meaning, or meter. Examples: Easy come, easy go.
exaggerated statement
In persuasive text, a statement that overstates or represents more than what is true
contradictory statement
When an author says two things that cannot both be true
misleading statement
Statement that infers something that is not truthful;
a statement that leads the reader in the wrong direction in a persuasive text