Perspective is Everything: by Sandy Ghannam
A Coggle Diagram about Argument: A statement or fact against a point, it is a theory that an author uses facts to support, Repetition: The repeating of a word or phrase to indicate its importance to the story or text. , Characterization: The author’s way of introducing a character and then develop their personality by their thoughts, actions, and feelings. , Diction: The choice of words an author uses to give a message or write the text, Climax: The turning point in the plot of a story, it is usually when the conflict Is proposed. , Pathos: The writing technique that appeals to the reader’s emotion. It is mainly used in argument and persuasion. , Biographical lens: This is the background of the author. It affects perspective because of what that author has been through in his/her life. , Foreshadow: The hint or warning to an event that will occur later in the story or text, Syntax: The specific order that the words are put into place in writing., Tone: the author’s attitude towards the subject in a text, character, or story., Plot: The story line that has events that follow a specific order. This could include cause and effect, problem and solution, or just fictional stories. , Bias: The writer’s personal belief over a subject; it’s used to describe unfair prejudice, Conflict: An argument or disagreement or problem in the story that the characters usually spend the rest of the story trying to solve. , Setting: The particular place or surround that an event or story takes place. It also includes time. , Drama: An intense story or scene in a story that keeps the reader on edge, drama comes from the Greek word that means “action”. , Dialogue: The interaction between characters. This is seen as a normal real conversation., Refutation: The denotation of the counterargument in the text, this usually comes right after the counter argument and is used to help a claim., Counterargument: Displaying the opposing view side of your argument. , Mood: The overall atmosphere that evoke feelings through words and descriptions , Symbols: Items that represent certain abstract ideas. They have a hidden meaning that holds the truth to the text. , Author’s purpose: The over purpose of writing the text, story, or speech. There are four main purposes; to entertain, to persuade, to inform, and to instruct, Historical Lens: Reading about the time period a story or text was writing in, this helps gather information which allows the reader to gain perspective., Imagery: a group of descriptive words to display the feelings of the characters. It works to put the reader in the story using the five senses. , Flashback: The transition to an earlier time in the story or text, it breaks chronological order, Ethos: The persuasion technique used to appeal to ethics and credibility of the author. , Logos: The persuasion technique that appeals to logic. Facts and statistics are often ways author’s appeal to logic., Suspense: The sense of uncertainty in the text, this gives the reader a thrill feeling and a rush of excitement , Irony: The game around words and their actual meanings. Irony is a way authors get their readers to think about the context of the text or story., Point Of View: This is the way the story is narrated and who is telling us the story. , Organization: The pattern of placement of events that would be the most logical in the subject of the story, the best way the author thinks that his/her message would be delivered., Rhetorical devices: The use of language that the author chooses that is intended to have an effect on the audience. , Humour: The quality of being amused or entertained. Writers use this to keep their audience engaged. , Figurative language: The use of figures speech to paint the picture of what the author wants to achieve in the story. The impacts the effectiveness, persuasion, and impact of the overall story. , Rhyme & Rhythm: A pattern of rhymes that is created by using words that produce the same or similar sounds. and Theme: The underlying message of the overall text.