English 8 Composition Terms

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Compare
to examine (two or more objects, ideas, people, etc.) in order to note similarities and differences
Contrast
to compare in order to show unlikeness or differences
Description
the fiction-writing mode for transmitting a mental image of the particulars of a story
Expository
a type of writing, the purpose of which is to inform, explain, describe, or define the author's subject to the reader
Genre
the term used to describe a loose set of criteria for catagorization of literature and speech
Narrative
a story that is created in a constructive format that describes a sequence of fictional or non-fictional events
Persuasion/Persuasive
used to convince the reader of a writer's argument(s) relating to a debatable issue