nonfiction literary terms



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

synonyms - detached and evenhanded

My friends tried to change the way i kick but i had an objective to get it so many yards and it was the only way.

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

antonyms- real, objective

It is for this reason that it is sometimes known as subjective or incomplete idealism.

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prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group

compared with another

synonyms - tilt, tendecy

His natural bias was to respect things as they were.

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

synonyms- reply, rejoinder


a mistaken belief, esp. one based on unsound argument

antonyms- truth,accuracy

Paradox, however, soon becomes stale, and fallacy wearisome.


the general attitude of a piece of writing

synonyms- accent, strength

when i was reading this book the other day i could tell the tone of the writing was very angry and sad at the same time.

point of view

a particular attitude or way of considering a matter

Emotional Appeal

attempt to persuade the reader through and appeal to emotions,

morals, or values

synonyms- hardship tale, heartbreaker

Logical Appeal

attempt to persuade the reader based on statistics and facts;


synonyms- cogent,coherent

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