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Persuasive Writing Terms
Persuasive Writing words and definitions
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10/26/2009

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Persuasive Writing
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A kind of writing intended to convince a reader to think or act in a certain way.
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Expert Opinion
Definition
Writing that tries to convince a reader that something is good because an expert, like a scientist or doctor, says it is.
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Emotional Appeal
Definition
Writing that appeals to a persons emotions rather than their brain.
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Logical Appeal
Definition
Writing that asks the reader to "think" about an issue.
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Repetition
Definition
Writing that tells you things over and over again.
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Propaganda
Definition
The use of language, ideas, information and rumors to support one side of an argument over another.
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Testimonial
Definition
A statement of support for a product or an idea made by a famous person.
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Bandwagon
Definition
Writing that tells you that something is right because everyone is doing it.
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Loaded Words
Definition
Words with lots of emotion associated with them.