Non-Fiction & Symbolism
Non-fiction Elements
Non-fiction Elements
Persuasion
Persuasive Devices
100

Writing that is about real events and facts, rather than stories that have been invented.

What is Non-Fiction?

100

Descriptive details in setting (the picture the writer creates)

What is imagery?
100

What do we call the reason a person writes a particular text?

What is author's purpose?

100

To convince an audience using emotions?

What is pathos?

100

Is a  technique in which a sound, word, phrase, or line is repeated for emphasis or unity

What is repetition?

200

A true story told as a memory, usually in the past tense

What is a memoir?

200

The author’s/narrator's attitude towards the text

What is tone?

200

How the reader feels in response to the text (emotional effect of audience)

What is mood?

200

To convince an audience using logic?

What is logos?

200

Questions that do not require a reply.

What is rhetorical questions?

300

Talk or public address; purpose may be to entertain, to explain, to present a claim, to inspire or to entertain.

What is a speech?

300

Conclusion that a reader makes while reading or after reading. This conclusion is based on what the reader knows outside the text plus information that is presented in the text, an educated guess.

What is an inference?

300

Main idea or central insight into life that exists in the story. It may occur as a moral, a lesson, a human value, quality or truth.

What is theme?

300

To convince an audience using credibility?

What is ethos?

300

The use of similar grammatical constructions to express ideas that are related or equal in importance

What is parallelism?

400

Short work of non-fiction that deals with a single subject.

What is an essay?

400

Writer’s word choice: Connotation/ Denotation

What is diction?

400

Is depicting a person in clear images that reveal his physical appearance, his actions, his thoughts, his speech, and his attitudes towards his life and those around him.

What is charcaterization?

400

What is the writer’s position on an issue or problem?

What is a claim?

400

Is a point-by-point comparison between two things that are alike in some respect

What is an analogy?

500

What are the three types of Symbolism?

What is universal, conventional, and contextual symbolism?

500

Person, object, action, place, or event that, in addition to its literal meaning, suggests a more complex meaning or range of meanings.

What is symbolism?

500

What are the three main author's purpose?

What is persuade, inform, and entertain?

500

Is a speech or writing that presents a claim about an issue or problem and supports it with reasons and evidence.

What is an argument?

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