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18 Cards in this Set

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Memoir
a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge or special sources
Editorial
a newspaper article written by or on behalf of an editor, especially one giving an opinion on a certain topic
News Story
a story in a newspaper that reports facts on a topic
Speech
a formal address given delivered to an audience or assembly
Personal Essay
an essay written by a single author usually conveying an opinion or thoughts on a given topic
Autobiography
a personal account of one's own life
Bias
a predisposition or prejudice
Assertion
a declaration or forthright statement
Author's Purpose
the purpose that the author has in writing a piece
Lead
an item of news given the greatest prominence in a newspaper or magazine
Main Idea
the main point in a piece of writing
Rhetorical Question
a question asked not for information but to produce an effect
Analogy
a process of conveying a similarity
Allusion
a reference to something outside the piece of writing (historical, biblical, mythological, literary, etc.)
Jargon
words or expressions used by a particular group or profession
Connotation
the emotional response to a word and the association that a word carries (ex: connotation sof the word "tree" might include coolness, shelter, shade, etc.)
Denotation
the dictionary definition of a word
Irony
when something happens that is contrary to what is intended or expected