nonfiction literary terms

idea

1.objective

not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts
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2.Subjective

based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions

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3.Bias

prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another

EX:The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend

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4.Credible/ Valid

believable/ having a sound basis in logic or fact

EX:To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.

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5.Counterargument

an argument or set of reasons put forward to oppose an idea or theory developed in another argument.
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6.Fallacy

a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument.
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7.Tone

the general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation, etc.
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8.Theme

the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic.
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9.Point of View

a particular attitude or way of considering a matter

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10.Emotional Appeal

attempt to persuade the reader through and appeal to emotions, morals, or values

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11.Logical Appeal

method of persuasion based on evidence and reasoning.
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12.Rhetorical Question

a question asked solely to produce an effect or to make an assertion and not to elicit a reply
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