“Metalanguage: Arguments and Techniques”: Please see our post detailing how to use the resource for maximum advantage.
Downloadable PDF file
For immediate success, take advantage of our “Metalanguage” file for “Persuasive Language, Techniques and Arguments”. This file consists of all my favourite terms that I use to analyse opinion-based texts. I also include sentence models and definitions so that you can use these words in the correct context. But to help you further, you can tune into one of my Zoom classes. The emphasis is using these terms in the right context and to improve analytical precision.
This 32-page document covers: a 3-page summary of techniques; analytical terms relating to an author’s viewpoint and argument base. (the problem; their point of view; criticisms; credibility; evidence; appeals and comparisons and “call to action” phrases).
The section on persuasive words covers emotive and figurative language; the language of reason and emotion; and how to write analytical sentences with a focus on purpose. The sentence models and numerous (table) tips ensure that your quotes suit your sentence constructions and that you embed analytical terms (and techniques) as smartly as possible.
This summary also walks you through (steps 1 – 4) the structure of a paragraph; table tips also help you maintain control of your paragraph so that it does not become an ad-hoc list of random techniques.
Please click: how to use the resource for maximum advantage.