nonfiction literary terms

idea

1. objective

not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts
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a police officer has to be objective when hearing both stories.

Police officers have to be objective on a daily basis.

subjective

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

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when one person likes a thing while another person thinks its nasty

suzy liked the cake more then jake

bias

prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another
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not caring or listing to the others story

patrick didn't care about judos story he only wanted to hear jacks

credible/valid

believable/ having a sound basis in logic or fact

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being truthful is an act of behaving

pinaccho was not credible when telling where he was last night

conterargument

argument or reasoning put forward to oppose an idea or theory developed in another argument

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arguing about a something

rick tried to tell jack space isn't real

fallacey

a mistaken belief, esp. one based on unsound argument

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beliving in the wrong thing

jack had mistaken his belief for space