Nonfiction Literary Terms



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

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A judge has to be objective in a court case.

My objective was to get an A on the test.


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

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My friends are subjective in choosing what they wear.

I am subjective when it comes to what i wear


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

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People are bias about republicans and democrats.

Bias people tend to think what they do is better even if you do the same exact thing.


believable/ having a sound basis in logic or fact

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The Bible is credible and can be proven.

Some stories that people have written can be proven if there credible or not.


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

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Mitt Romney had to come up with a counterargument to Obamas argument.

I was debating with Heather when she came back with a counterargument for the topic.


a mistaken belief, esp. one based on unsound argument

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In the Geocentric model there is fallacy believing the Earth is the center of the universe.

I had a fallacy the other day thinking i knew the lyrics to a song.