Non Fiction Literary Terms

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objective

1.objective

definition

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

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subjective

  1. Subjective is the opposite of objective, which refers to things that are more clear-cut. That Earth has one moon is objective — it's a fact. Whether the moon is pretty or not is subjective — not everyone will agree. Facts are objective, but opinions are subjective.

Bias

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

Valid

believable/ having a sound basis in logic or fact

Counterargument

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

Fallacy

a mistaken belief, esp. one based on unsound argument

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