Flashcards in English 10AA Mid-Term Deck (62):
Thesis statement in an argument. The argument you are arguing for/against.
Proves the claim (specific facts, examples, statistics, case studies, etc.) -Cited
Gives reasons/examples. Often synonymous with evidence but less specific
The other side of the argument
Who the argument is intended to persuade or convince
The situation in which something happens. The group of conditions that exist where and when something happens
line of inquiry
Investigation, asking questions, gather/collect information. Eventually produces your claim
Point of view (argumentation)
The position or perspective from which something is considered or evaluated
Break into parts and examine them
Educated guess based on the text
A sentence that draws in the reader
End sentence that leaves the reader pondering
Makes the audience feel either positive/negative emotions in order to persuade
The argument just makes sense; you'd be stupid not to see the logic
Explains how the evidence supports the claim
Cannot be disputed, powerful support/evidence
An idea many people believe
A reason for thinking, deciding, or doing something
This is a CLAIM. THIS IS NOT EVIDENCE. It must be PROVED WITH evidence. Unsupported opinion WEAKENS your argument
From leading experts/authorities
Employ amounts and numbers, excellent support/evidence
A sentence that persuades, argues, convinces, proves, or provocatively suggests something to a reader who may or may not initially agree with you
A truthful biography written by the main character, or at least drafted with a collaborative writer
A truthful account of another persons lifetime (the person is often famous).
A narrative of the writers interpretation of his/her experiences
Point of View
The angle of vision from which a story is narrated.
First person point of view
The narrator is a character or an observer
Third Person omniscient
The narrator knows everything about the characters
Third person limited
The narrator knows some things about the characters but not everything
A division or unit of a poem that is repeated in the same form-either with similar or identical patterns, or with variation from now stanza to another
The idea of a literary work abstracted from its details of language, character, and actions, and cast in the form of a generalization
The implied attitude of a writer toward the subject and characters of a work
A type of structure or form in poetry characterized by freedom from regularity and consistency in which elements as rhyme, line length, metrical pattern, and overall poetic structure
A speakers or writers "thought bubble"
A phrase that carries over a line break without a major pause. In French, the word means "straddling" which we think is a perfect way to envision an enjambed line
When a line of poetry ends with a period of definite punctuation mark, such as a colon. When lines are end-stopped, each line is its own phrase or unit of syntax.
a simile compares 2 things using the words "as" and "like."
It is a repetition of the first consonant sounds in several words.
Emotion the writer expresses through his writing
Gives human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, or ideas.
visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work.
The voice that tells the story
The time and place of the pice: the context that encouraged the writing to happen
The group of readers to whom this piece is directed
The reason behind the text
the general topic, content, and ideas contained in the text
A statement that does not make sense literally
the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.
The type of literature/film
genre within a genre
detached autobiography narration
first person, reliable narrator that guides the reader. Often the character himself
first person, narrator is observer rather than the main participant
first person, narrator seems unreliable, tries to get reader to share his/her or to assume values or views not normally presumed by the reader.
an introduction to a book, typically stating its subject, scope, or aims.
introduction not written by the author
a separate introductory section of a literary or musical work.
a section or speech at the end of a book or play that serves as a comment on or a conclusion to what has happened.
a concluding section in a book, typically by a person other than the author.