FAST VOCAB
TYPES of REASONING
RHETORICAL APPEALS
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
TONE/THEME
100

The positive, negative, or neutral sound of a word.

What is Connotation?

100

Begins with a general or universal statement and moves to a specific, more limited argument.

What is Deductive Reasoning?

100

Appealing to the audience's emotions.

What is Pathos?

100

I have a ton of homework.

What is a hyperbole? 

100

Refers to the authors attitude towards the subject. 

What is Tone. 

200

The movement from one event to another or the changes in the characters' understanding.

What is Develop?

200

All the marbles in this bag are red.

I have a red marble.

The marble belongs in this bag.

What is Abductive Reasoning. 

200

The three major Rhetorical Appeals . 

What is Pathos, Ethos, and Logos. 

200

The rain gently kissed my cheeks. 

What is personification? 

200

An idea that applies to anyone, anywhere regardless of cultural differences.


What is Universal Theme?

300

A letter or a combination of letters that precedes a root word to alter its meaning.

What is Prefix?

300

Josh is allergic to all foods containing wheat.

 Spaghetti contains wheat.

 Conclusion: Josh is allergic to spaghetti.

What is Deductive Reasoning?

300

Using statistics, data, or scholarly/peer-reviewed evidence to prove a claim.

What is Logos?

300

Hold your horses.

What is Idiom?

300

People's decisions are often an indication of their true character.

What is Theme?

400

The section of a poem.

What is Stanza.

400

It begins with a series of specific facts or data (evidence) and moves to a general statement or conclusion based on that evidence.

What is inductive reasoning?

400

An attorney shows a picture of the family that was killed in the car accident.

What is Pathos?

400

This is bittersweet. 

What is Oxymoron?

400

What is the tone of the following passage?

What’s the matter with those idiots in the city council? First, they pass new parking regulations saying we can’t park our cars in front of our own houses without a special permit. Now they’ve gone and slapped another tax on gas purchase—just to widen a road that’s already wide enough. Anyway, nobody enjoys the traffic delays resulting from road construction. The sooner we vote those incompetents out, the better off we’ll all be.


What is Angry.

500

A literary device that uses words or phrases for effect, humorous, or exaggeration purposes, instead of their literal translation. It is commonly used to create an emotional reaction

What is Figurative language

500

The best guess with the information you have. 

What is abductive reasoning. 

500

"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury: we have not only the fingerprints, the lack of an alibi, a clear motive, and an expressed desire to commit the robbery… We also have video of the suspect breaking in. The case could not be more open and shut."

What is Logos?

500

She has a heart of gold.

What is a metaphor

500

Lana was bursting with excitement. She paced up and down, and every few minutes headed to the window to check for the mail carrier. When he finally showed up, she ran down the path and stretched out her hand for the mail. She took a deep breath and, hands shaking, ripped open the envelope. What word would you use to describe the tone of this passage?

What is anxious?

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