Lit Terms Wk15
These are the literary terms through week 15 of the semester.
Terms in this set (36)
how a text is organized from beginning to end.
to convey events or steps that must be presented in order.
just to tell the details about the thing. What does it look like? What does it feel like? How does it work?
cause and effect
to explain evidence of cause and effect.
problem and solution
describe a problem, the solution and the steps to get there.
to present likenesses and differences.
to convince the reader to do or believe something based on evidence.
a nonfiction (true) or fiction (made up) event with a character who does something.
to put it in your own words. Don't just copy it, or substitute words.
how much you can trust a source of information.
The way the author feels about the topic.
the positive or negative feelings and baggage attached to a word
The dictionary definition of a word.
the idea or action the argument wants you to believe or do.
facts used to support a description or claim.
"sufficient" is an adjective that means there is enough evidence to convince someone. This means you need more than 1 reason (at least!).
"valid" is an adjective that means the evidence fits the conversation and supports the argument in a way most people would agree on.
a clear statement of the main point of an informational text, OR the claim of an argument.
choosing words that are most effective at meeting your purpose for writing.
a story written as a script to be performed in a play or movie.
the written conversation between characters in a text.
a way of talking that is specific to a place or group of people.
The reasons the other side of an argument will use against you. You should anticipate these and answer them in your argument.
the examples, explanations, facts, reasons and evidence that explains, argues for or proves your central idea.
the "why" of a text. The reason the author made a choice.
author's point of view
what you can tell about an author's beliefs, lifestyle, and worldview from their writing and how it affects their writing.
a formatting or organization decision made by an author to help you understand the content of a text.
the methods they use to convince. It isn't the evidence chosen, but how it convinces the audience.
when an argument tries to convince you with bad or tricky logic, not good reasons.
when an argument says something that's not true.
a larger idea or message hidden in a description or word in a literature text.
the sequence of events in a story. In a novel, this usually build tension, then release it in small climaxes until the conflict in the story is solved.
The place events in a story happen in.
The people the story is about. You learn about them in a variety of ways.
an underlying meaning of a text.
writing focused on expressing an idea, emotion, tone or theme with less rules about grammar, conventions and structure than most texts.
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