glossary of persuasive terms

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alternate point of view
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the ideas,beliefs, and opinions held by someone who feels differently about an issue than you do
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anecdote
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a short,concise story used to illustrate a point
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audience awareness
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an understanding of differing points of view,and a sensitivity in acknowledgement, and possibly,refuting these views
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bandwagon
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assigning positive attributes or adjectives to people who agree with your point of view
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call to action
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often found in a conclusion paragraph of a persuasive essay,a \”call to action\” urges the reader to do something.
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con
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a position against or opposing a particular issue
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conclusion
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the final paragraph in a persuasive essay in which the author restates each argument,highlights or emphasizing the strongest point,and presents a \”call to action\”
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connotation
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the implied or suggested meaning of a word or phrase-often used to \”spin\” or \”slant\” the meaning in persuasive writing
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introduction
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the first paragraph in a persuasive essay which contains an attention- grabbing lead and clear issue statement
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issue
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a matter of importance that needs to be examined and resolved
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issue statement
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a sentance in the introduction of a persuasive essay that presents the issue to be examined, or the question placed before the audience for consideration
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lead
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generally,the opening sentence in the intronduction of a persuasive essay which is designed to grab the reader’s attention and encourage them to read on
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main argument
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a compelling reason to agree with the author. A persuasive paper needs a least several specific, well-developed arguments that are broad enough to develop with a variety of supporting details, and are distinct from the other arguments within the piece
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persuasive pillar
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the graphic organizer authors may refer to which will provide shape and structure to their persuasive writing
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point of view
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a specific opinion or perspective on an issue
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position
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an attitude,opinion, or particular stand on an issue
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pro
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a position in support of or in favor of a particular issue
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quote
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to cite the words of an expert on a subject
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rehitorical question
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a question within which the anwser is implied
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scare tactic
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presenting a \”worst possible case scenario\” as a means of scaring your audience into agreeing with you
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slant
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to carefully select and highlight facts or ideas in order to support your position
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spin
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to draw out,twist,or slant information and ideas in order to support your position
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statistic
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Information presented as a number,ratio,or percentege used to support a position
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testimonial
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an anecdote from an expert or a resprcted individual that supports your view
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tone
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the predominating mood,feeling,attitude or sentiment of a piece of writing,reflected through word choice,slant,connotation, and spin

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