Nonfiction Literary Terms
not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts
SENTENCE----I tried to remain objective but I'm forced to admit, the assemblage made me feel a tad tetchy.
based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions
SENTENCE-- That may be a mere subjective fancy.
prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another
SENTENCE--- Every bowl must have a certain amount of bias, which was formerly obtained by loading one side with lead, but is now imparted by the turner making one side more convex than the other, the bulge showing the side of the bias.
4. Credible/ Valid
believable/ having a sound basis in logic or fact
SENTENCE-- We were assured any calls received would be deemed highly credible and prompt action taken.
argument or reasoning put forward to oppose an idea or theory developed in another argument
SENTENCE-- Madison, Jefferson and Randolph were consulted by Washington, and they advised him not to sign the bill providing for the Bank, but Hamilton's counterargument was successful.
a mistaken belief, esp. one based on unsound argument
SENTENCE-- By the lastnamed he finally exploded a fallacy which had up to that time vitiated the chronology of contemporary Egyptologists.
the general attitude of a piece of writing
SENTENCE- His expression and tone were anything but understanding
an idea that pervades a work of literature
SENTENCE-hey decided on an ark theme and found some wallpaper with cartoon animals and arks on it.
9. Point of view
a particular attitude or way of considering a matter
SENTENCE- At some point, that stopped bugging her and became an attraction.
10. Emotional Appeal
attempt to persuade the reader through and appeal to emotions, morals, or values
SENTENCE-i I try to emotional appeal to her.
11. logical appear
attempt to persuade the reader based on statistics and facts; reasoning
SENTENCE-I was the logical candidate as both women had children needing attention.
12. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Rhetorical Question
asked in order to produce an effect or to make a statement rather than to elicit information