DAFORESTI is an acronym we use to remember persuasive techniques that we can use in our writing.
- Direct Address: Talk directly to your reader. "You are the best."
- Alliteration: Repetition of a consonant sound. "Tim taught Tony to take his time."
- Facts: Include factual information to back up your argument.
- Opinion: Include your opinion and justify this point of view.
- Rhetorical Questions: Ask questions of your reader to make them think. "Do you think wild animals should be kept in zoos? No? Neither do I."
- Repetition: Repeat ideas to emphasise their importance.
- Emotive Language: Use emotional language to connect with your reader. "I hate how so many people are in this situation. It's so upsetting."
- Statistics: Use facts with numbers to support your argument. "70% of people agree."
- Triplets: Use a list of three.
- Imperatives: Use bossy verbs to give your reader an order they can't disagree with. "You must understand how important this is."