Nonfiction Literary Terms


1. Objective

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

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Example of objective

The sergeants Objective was to save america.

2. Subjective

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

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Example of subjective

The voters were more subjective than objective about voting.

3. Bais

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

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Example of Bias

Daffy ducks was more bias to others unlike Bugs bunny.

4. Credible/ Valid

believable/ having a sound basis in logic or fact

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Example of Credible/ Valid

The lawyer needed credible information to make sure the case has proof so the victim will win the case.

5. Counterargument

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

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Example of Counterargument

The lawyer counter argued and got the other person to sign for custody of child.

6. Fallacy

a mistaken belief, esp. one based on unsound argument

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Example of Fallacy

It was a fallacy that he was guilty for for robing a bank.

7. Tone

the general attitude of a piece of writing

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Example of tone

This teacher is nervous because its her first day of being a teacher, she is really nervous.

8. Theme

an idea that pervades a work of literature