Point of View
Development of Ideas
Persuasive Essay

Which is better for a good fiction story: 

a. complex character

b. static character

Explain why.

a. Complex characters are more interesting, well-rounded, and relatable. It makes the story more interesting and less predictable. 


What are the pronouns attached to the 1st person point of view?

I, me, we, us, my, etc.


Which punctuation belongs in the blank spaces:

My best friend always complains __ "Why am I always so lonely?"

colon (:)


What is the difference between topic and main idea?

Topic is the general idea that the text relates too, the main idea is the opinion that the text takes about that topic. 


What are the three types of Persuasion and what do they focus on?

-Ethos:  appeal to the persauder's or evidence's credibility

-Pathos: appeal to emotion's

-Logos: appeal to logic


What is the difference between a dynamic and static character?

dynamic = changing

static = unchanging

Which POV does is not usually used to describe stories and why?

2nd POV: it is difficult to express a story with only "you" since it cannot relate to everone, and would therefore not be widely accepted.


What is needed to change the use of a semi-colon to a comma?

A fanboy/ conjuction

What tools does an author use to show their ideas?

Evidence and reasoning

What paragraph does persuasive essay have that other essays do not have?



How do authors develop characters? In other words, how are readers able to see characterization?

- appearance and actions

- emotions

- dialogue and thoughts


What are the 2 types of 3rd person perspectives that we learned, and define their differences.

3rd person omniscient: the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all characters.

3rd person limited: the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of only one character.


When do you use dashes in a sentence?

1. To summarize the ending of a sentence.

2. To insert an unneccessary thought into the sentence. 


How can titles and subheadings help you understand the text?

They will help show the topic and often give a hint to the main idea.


What are the 5 steps of reasoning?

1. Explain the evidence

2. Connect to the claim

3. Connect to the thesis

4. Include the type of persuasion.

5. Conclusion sentence (restate the claim).

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