AP English

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Question Answer
EthosCredibility; convincing by the character of the author.
PathosEmotional;means persuading by appealing to the reader's emotions.
LogosLogical;means persuading by the use of reasoning.
Discoursecommunication thoughts of words
Rhetorical modesThis flexible term describes the variety, the conventions, and the purposes of the major kinds of writing
DictionRelated to style, diction refers to the writer’s word choices, especially with regard to their correctness, clearness, or effectiveness.
Argument prove the validity of an idea, or point of view, by presenting sound reasoning, discussion, and argument that thoroughly convince the reade
RhetoricFrom the Greek for “orator,” this term describes the principles governing the art of writing effectively, eloquently, and persuasively.
Syntax The way an author chooses to join words into phrases, clauses, and sentences. Syntax is similar to diction, but you can differentiate them by thinking of syntax as groups of words, while diction refers to the individual words.
ClaimA statement essentially arguable but used as a primary point to support or prove an argument is called a claim.
DefendYou agree with what is written. All the evidence you provide supports this viewpoint.
Challenge You disagree with what is written. All the evidence you provide disproves the viewpoint of the prompt.
Qualifyou agree with parts and disagree with parts of what is written. You must provide evidence that supports a portion of the prompt and evidence that disproves a portion of the prompt.
Rhetorical Devicesuses words in a certain way to convey meaning or to persuade. It can also be a technique to evoke an emotion on the part of the reader or audience.
ToneAttitude to the author

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