Rhetorical Appeals
Grammar/Mechanics
Literary Devices
Story Elements
Essay Elements
100

Is the following an example of ethos, pathos, or logos? Houses have increased in price by 30% since 2015, making being a homeowner an unattainable goal for too many Americans.

Logos (facts/statistics/logic)

100

Does the following sentence need a comma? Why or why not?

Makayla is cooking the turkey and Michael is making the stuffing.

Yes! Both sides of the conjunction are complete sentences.


Makayla is cooking the turkey, and Michael is making the stuffing.

100

What is a simile?

A comparison using "like" or "as"

100

What is point of view?

The perspective from which a story takes place (1st person, 2nd person, 3rd person limited, 3rd person omniscient) 

100

What are the paragraphs in between the introduction and conclusion called?

Body paragraphs

200

What is the term for an appeal to logic?

Logos

200

Does the sentence need a comma? Why or why not?

Amelia forgot her keys and her water bottle.

No, "her water bottle" is an incomplete sentence (missing a predicate).

200

What is a hyperbole?

An over exaggeration 
200

What is conflict?

The problem that drives a story's plot forwards

200

What should the last paragraph of an essay be? (hint: this paragraph wraps up your point and aims to leave a lasting impression on the reader)

Conclusion (or concluding paragraph)

300

What is the term for an appeal to emotions?

Pathos

300

The following sentence has an introductory clause. Where does the comma go?

Before going to school we ate breakfast.

Before going to school, we ate breakfast.

300

What is imagery?

Details that appeal to the senses

300

What is a protagonist?

The main character in a story

300

What is the first sentence of body paragraphs called? (hint: it introduces what each paragraph will be discussing)

Topic sentence

400

What is an appeal to a speaker's credibility?

Ethos

400

What are the 3 requirements for a complete sentence?

Subject, predicate, expresses a complete thought

400

What is a metaphor?

A comparison without using like or as

400

What is theme?

The universal idea/message in the story

400

What does the acronym ACE stand for?

Answer, Cite, Explain

500

What are the three rhetorical appeals?

Ethos, Pathos, Logos

500

The following sentence contains an appositive. Where do the commas go?

Thomas our school's top athlete was the reason we won the game.

Thomas, our school's top athlete, was the reason we won the game.

500

What is an allusion?

A reference to a well-known person, character, place, or event.

500
What is an antagonist?

A character who is the main enemy of the main character

500

What is a thesis statement?

A statement that reveals the main point of your essay

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