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what is a bandwagon 

A technique used in advertising that tries to persuade people to do or believe something by telling them that others are all doing or believing it.

what is a testimonial

A persuasive technique that uses the words of experts or famous people.

what is a emotional appeal 

A technique that appeals to fear, anger, or joy to sway the audience.

what does it mean if someone  endorses someone or something

Saying something is good or that you use it and are happy.

What type of advertising technique is thisA new spirit is spreading across America. Catch it now — while you can.

bandwagon

What type of advertising technique is thisTired of dry skin Want to make it better before it ruins your entire life

emotional appeal

What type of advertising technique is thisI’m [celebrity name here]. Buy Product Y. I did, and it has helped me become a better baseball player.

testimonial 

What type of advertising technique is thisGet Product X or walk around with gray hair all your life!

emotional appeal 

What type of advertising technique is thisIf you use this product, you will never be lonely again.

emotional appeal 

What type of advertising technique is thisHi, I'm [insert celebrity name here], and I'm here to tell you about an amazing weight-loss product!

testimonial 

What type of advertising technique is thisThis is the shoe that everyone is talking about!

bandwagon 

What type of advertising technique is thisThis is the shoe Hall of Famer Mike Kriss wears.

testimonial 

What type of advertising technique is thisDo you love your dog Do you want your dog to be healthy Then buy Bark-Bark Dog Food!

emotional appeal 

What type of advertising technique is thisDon’t be the last one in your neighborhood to own this amazing product!

bandwagon

what type of advertising technique would have Brad Pitt using a I pod 

testimonial 

what type of advertising technique would use a image of dancers at a party all using I pods 

bandwagon

what type of advertising technique would use a image / video  of dancers at a party all using I pods 

bandwagon

what type of advertising technique would use a image / video of someone who looks very happy walking down the street and listening to an I pod 

emotional appeal

 advertisers create media texts primarily in order to 

sell products to consumers 

what is an example of a testimonial ad 

a famous movie actor driving a certain kind of car 

what is NOT a persuasive media text 

an encyclopedia article 

Thinking about a clown is a good way to remember the meaning of the word

ludicrous

A person who is honest enough to return a lost wallet full of money has lots of

integrity

Trying to determine the cause of something requires what

Anaylsis

which of these involves making a synonym chain 

connecting words with other words 

Picturing a tree that has been cut down is a good way to remember the meaning of the word

truncate

What is the purpose of using a mnemonic device

to aid the memory 

What is figurative language

a way of describing that uses figures of speech and imagination. examples are Similes, metaphors, hyperboles, and allusions.

what is a metaphor 

A type of figurative language where one thing is said to be another thing. a example is  ... His eyes were a dark, stormy sea.

what is a simile 

 type of figurative language where something is compared to something else using the words like, as, than, similar to, or resembles. a example is ... The sun was as bright as a lightbulb, and the birds sang like a choir.

what is a symbol 

Objects, characters, figures, or colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts.

what is a apostrophe 

A figure of speech in which someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive and present. a example ... Oh, moon! Your light is so bright!

what is personification

Giving human characteristics to objects, animals, or ideas.Example: The tree stood tall, looking out onto the vast forest around him.

what is a paradox 

A statement that seems impossible but could be true or possible.Example: "Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." (C. S. Lewis)or"War is peace." "Freedom is slavery." "Ignorance is strength." (George Orwell, 1984)

what is imagery 

Words or phrases that appeal to the senses (mostly sight, but also sound, touch, smell, and taste).Example: The rain softly thudded on the dark windows as a fire crackled in the warm room.

what is a stanza 

The lines grouped together in a poem. A stanza is to a poem what a paragraph is to text. 

what are the 5 senses 

touch _ taste _ smell _ hear _ sight 

what is visualization 

To form a mental image.

what are some questions to aid / create visualization 

what can you see what can you hear what can you smellwhat can you feelwhat can you taste 

What is the purpose of figurative language

To achieve a special effect or meaning

A children's story that includes talking animals uses which type of figurative language

personification

In order to create a picture in the mind of the reader a poet can use

imagery

The branches of the tree cradled the hammock like a mother's arms around a baby. The sentence above is an example of

The branches of the tree cradled the hammock like a mother's arms around a baby is an example of a simile.

A poem that uses can include someone speaking to a dead person

apostrophe

A poem in which a tree is said to walk and talk like an old man uses the technique of

personification

which of these are NOT a type of figurative language 

deconstruction 

What is a symbol in poetry

An object, person, situation, or action that stands for something else more abstract

what is a rhyme 

Two or more words or syllables having a similar or identical sound.Example: hat and bat, deeper and sleeper

enjambment meaning 

When a line continues to the next with no punctuation

what dose alliteration mean

The use of the same sound at the beginning of each word in a line or a sentence.

 what is assonance 

When vowel sounds repeat within words.Example: Row, row, row your boat.

what is the snob appeal 

A persuasive advertising technique that appeals to people's tendency to want to be superior to other people and to have the best of everything.

what is the plain folks appeal

A persuasive advertising technique that appeals to people's tendency to like and trust people who they think are "just like me," a "plain folk," or an "ordinary Jane/Joe."

plain folks and snob appeal are both _____.

advertising techniques

An advertising technique that makes the audience think the people in the ad are "just like me" is known as ______.

plain folks

An advertising technique that makes the audience think the product advertised is the best money can buy and only for some people is called _____.

snob appeal

Plain-folks and snob-appeal advertising are meant to ______ their audiences.

persuade

what words / pictures would work with the PLAIN FOLKS technique 

( if you are just like me ) , ( were just like you ) , picture of a normal house , picture of an average person

what words / pictures would work with the SNOB APPEAL technique 

( when only the best will do...... ) , picture of a expensive car , picture of a very large house 

what are literary terms 

Words used to describe different elements and devices used in literature.

what are literary elements 

The parts, or the structure, that makes up a story.

what are literary devices 

Techniques used by writers to tell and improve a story.Example: Imagery is an example of a literary device.

what is a / the narrator 

The person or character who tells a story to the reader.Example: The narrator in the movie March of the Penguins is the famous actor Morgan Freeman.

what is point of view 

The perspective from which the narrator is telling the story.

 what is first-person point of view or perspective.

a story that is written in the first person are the use of I, we, us, and other first-person pronouns.

What is third person objective point of view

A story's point of view when the narrator is outside the story looking in.

what is third person limited point of view 

A story's point of view when the narrator tells only what one character thinks and feels.

what is third person omniscient point of view 

A story's point of view when the narrator can know what all of the characters are thinking.

what is theme 

the main idea of a story.

what does explicitly mean 

Clearly stated.

what is style 

The way a writer uses language to create meaning.Example: Cormac McCarthy uses a particular style in his novels. He uses short sentences and powerful word choice.

what is mood 

The feeling you get when you read a story.Example: A ghost story has a dark or scary mood.

what is tone 

The attitude or mood of a piece of writing.

what is diale

A style of a language used in a particular region.Example: Some writers use dialect to show readers how people talk in a certain area of a country. For example, Irish writer Frank McCourt uses an Irish dialect in his novels that take place in Ireland.

what is dialect 

A style of a language used in a particular region.Example: Some writers use dialect to show readers how people talk in a certain area of a country. For example, Irish writer Frank McCourt uses an Irish dialect in his novels that take place in Ireland.

what is humor 

The quality of language that makes readers laugh or think something is funny.

what is suspense 

The feeling of not knowing what is going to happen next in a story.

what is verbal irony 

When a word or phrase is used in a way that implies the opposite of the literal meaning.Example: Saying "What a nice day!" when it's raining.

what is irony 

The difference between what is said or done and what is meant or what actually happens.Example: Saying, "What a nice day!" when it's raining.

what is reality 

People, things, or events that are real.

what is dramatic irony 

When there's a difference between what a character thinks is true and what an audience knows to be true.Example: A reality show in which the audience knows the contestants are winning money for a charity, but the contestants think they're winning money for themselves.

What is the historical and cultural perspective of a story

The way the culture and the time in which the author writes influence the story

the author's  attitude towards the character and events in a story is the story's 

tone

What is the point of view of a story

The perspective from which the story is told

What is the central or main idea of a story called

the theme

literary terms describe 

the elements of a story and the devices used by authors 

what is the rising action of a story 

when the main characters face conflict and struggle 

what is the climax of a story 

the turning point of the story 

what is the resolution of a story 

when the loose ends of the story are wrapped up 

a story told from the third- person objective point of view , the narrator :

is outside the story looking in 

what is literary analysis

When all of the parts of a piece of writing are looked at.Example: Literary analysis helped me find a simile, three metaphors, and alliteration in this poem.

what is cultural and historical perspective 

How time, place, culture, race, nationality, gender, etc., can influence a writer.

What was the Woman's Sufferage Movement

A movement that fought to allow women the right to vote.

The thesis statement of a literary analysis explains

what you think the story means.

Which of these should you find out before you read a story

The time period during which the author lived

What does the narrator claim haunts the room in which he stayed

Fear

Why does H G Wells uses a first-person perspective in The Red Room

help the reader see the experience from inside the mind of someone who experienced it firsthand.

What best describes the narrator of The Red Room

a main character

Which of these facts about the author of The Red Room best provides the reader useful historical and cultural context

The story was written during the Victorian era.

What is one reason to use literary analysis in a story

To figure out what meaning the author is trying to present

Which of these is not one of the things you do in the post-reading phase of a literary analysis

Look for Literary Devices.

`shaquille, smathers.

The room in the story the red room is supposedly

haunted

what does ambiance 

The mood of a particular situation or setting.Example: I love the ambiance of a tropical beach. I like the sound of the waves, the smell of the ocean, and the feeling of the sun on my face.

what does judicious

Knowing right from wrong; responsible.Example: Even though it can be difficult, it's important to be judicious.

What does connoisser mean

Someone that knows everything about something, especially in matters of taste or the arts.Example: My uncle is a connoisseur of Japanese tea. He knows everything about tea leaves, the temperature of water, and what kind of cup each kind of tea should be served in! 

what does morose mean 

Not happy, angry. To have a negative view of the world.Example: The old man became morose after living alone for thirty years because his wife died.

what does emulate mean 

To try to be like someone you like very much, usually through imitation.Example: I want to be an artist like my mother. I emulate her by taking art classes after school.

what does ostensible mean

Something that appears to be true but isn't always true.Example: A man and woman walk down the street holding hands. Ostensibly, they are married or dating. But, they could also be good friends, or even brother and sister.

what does futile mean 

Without hope. Not worth trying.Example: The old house had too many holes in the roof. Whenever it rained, it was futile to try and stop the rain from coming in.

what does recant mean

To take back an opinion or story, especially one that is negative.Example: I thought I wasn't going to like jazz music at all. I prefer rock music. But, I recanted everything I said about jazz music after I listed to Miles Davis!

what does indefatigable mean

Someone who keeps going toward a goal without giving up or getting tired.Example: My sister works so hard in medical school. She wants to be a doctor more than anything. She is indefatigable!

what does spontaneous mean

Unplanned.Example: While driving home from work, I spontaneously decided to go to the movies!

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