nonfiction literary Terms



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

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The police officer had to be objective when he pulled me over.

The police officer was objective when he pulled me over so that it wouldn't interfere with his job.


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

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freinds are subjective when it comes to each other.

Emily said she liked her friends glasses because she was being subjective and not hurting her friends feelings.


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

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People believe that they're good at something when others may believe that its just luck.

I scored a goal i believed it was pure skill but some people were bias and thought it was luck.

Credible / valid

believable/ having a sound basis in logic or fact

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The blog was Credible/ Valid nothing could stop it.

The blog is

Credible/ Valid because some screamed that it was unstopable and seamed believeable.


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

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my theory was  Counterargument.

At the science fair a fellow scientist

Counterargument my theory.


a mistaken belief, esp. one based on unsound argument

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The dog fallacy because he thought he was a cat because cats have 4 legs.

The dog fallacy that he was a cat because he thought that he was a cat because of having 4 legs.


the general attitude of a piece of writing

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a girl said "go go go"in a inside voice another girl said "GO GO GO" yelling which made the team run faster.

at track practice the teacher was yelling "GO GO GO" and that tone encouraged us so we ran faster.


an idea that pervades a work of literature

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The moral/main idea of the story

The poem was about love so the theme was love

point of view

a particular attitude or way of considering a matter

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i thought that he wasn't guilty but the other guy did.

i saw a nice lambo with a friend, i like it but my friend didn't so much, his point of veiw on the lambo was diffrent then mine.

emotional appeal

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

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only cowards abuse animals

the author said that only cowards abuse animals and convinced people because of it being so sad or emotional appeal was so strong.

logical appeal

attempt to persuade the reader based on statistics and facts; reasoning

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facts and reasoning convinced me that this workout would make loseing weight easy

The logical appeal fact that do pushups in this way would make you lose weight more faster.

rhetorical question

asked in order to produce an effect or to make a statement rather than to elicit information

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asks questions that adds more to a regular question.

are you crazy,can you imagine that.