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whatever words amy chan didn't have. and if you don't know amy chan, then you shouldn't be looking at this. Some of these are examples instead of definitions.


We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing


repetition at the end of a clause of the word that occurred at the beginning


I'll have my bond! Speak not against my bond! (hint: starts with e)


It has been my experience that folks who have no voices have very few virtues.


It can't be wrong if it feels so right.


We support the victory; they decry the cost


Some people search for solutions; others devise excuses


I have changed in many things; in this I have not


To stop too fearful, and too faint to go


we traveled to the store, movie, and back home


term describing when one part of speech governs the subject noun of the sentence


Back on his feet, he shook his head, took a breath, and walked away


when a single word that governs or modifies two or more others is understood and defined differently with respect to each of those words


Rend your heart, and not your garments


You held your breath and the door for me


reoccurence of the last word of an idea where the author repeats the lasts thought before going to the next one


They call for you: The general who became a slave; the slave who became a gladiator; the gladiator who defied an Emperor. Striking story."


X --> Y, Y --> Z, X --> Z. Deductive reasoning type arguments that gives a major and minor premise, and if both are proven to be true, then gives a conclusion

Begging the question

circular reasoning; logical fallacy that assumes in the premise what the arguer should be trying to prove in the conclusion.


I'll have my bond! Speak not against my bond! (hint: starts with a)

False Analogy

logical fallacy where the writer relies upon the analogy as the proof of the argument

ad homminem

an argument that relies upon attacking the motives or character of the person to further the argument.

Hasty generalization

fallacy when the conclusion is reached with little evidence

False dilemma/Either-or fallacy

either or fallacy; when you suggest only 2 alts exist where there are more


fallacy occurs when the meaning of a key term changes at some point in an argument

Red herring

fallacy where the argument is changed to divert the audience from the actual issue

Tu Quoque

you also; fallacy asserts that the argument is dumb because the opponent doesn't follow their own advice!

Appeal to doubtful authority testimonials

fallacy where you reference individuals that have no expertise on the issue

Misleading statistics

fallacy where you misrepresent statistics i.e. not large enough sample size (yay polk!)

Post Hoc

(ergo propter hoc argument) assumes that because 2 events occur close together in time, the first caused the second

Non Sequitur

fallacy occurs when a statement does not logically follow from a previous statement


fallacy where the proponent claims you should do it because everyone else is (i.e. peer pressure)


Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering


fallacy where this is an unqualified generalization

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