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The art of using language effectively and persuasively
A persuasive appeal based on the projected character of the speaker or narrator.
A persuasive appeal that appeals to emotion
an appeal based on logic or reason
A brief narrative that focuses on a particular incident or event.
a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation, persuasion, or clarification.
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or lines
the repetition of a word at the end of successive clauses or sentences
A statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is structurally reversed
invalid or otherwise faulty reasoning
Unfair oversimplification of an issue by providing only two options as a possible solution
The assumption that because one event follows another, the second necessarily causes the first.
A fallacy in which a faulty conclusion is reached because of inadequate evidence.
Arguments suggest dire consequences from relatively minor causes
Playing on readers' emotions to distract them from the facts
Appealing to popularity or the fact that many people do something as an attempted form of validation
A fallacy that attacks the person rather than dealing with the real issue in dispute
Appeal to False Authority
This fallacy occurs when someone who has no expertise to speak on an issue is cited as an authority.
This move oversimplifies an opponent's viewpoint and then attacks that hollow argument.
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