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Arts and Humanities
Thing for Toole
Terms in this set (36)
An idea or conclusion that does not follow based on evidence.
Repeats an idea rather than giving a valid reason.
Gives false choices to an argument and then attacks the argument based on their false characteristics.
This weak argument focuses attack on people rather than an argument or evidence.
Draws a conclusion about an entire group, based on insufficient evidence.
Presumes the fake assumption of the one only two possibilities, something called the "either/or" fallacy.
A red herring occurs when on changes the subject to draw attention away from the current issue.
Argues that one must accept or reject an argument because of everyone else who accepts it or rejects it-similar to peer pressure
Appeal to Tradition
We should continue to do it this way because we've always done it this way
A fallacy that assumes that taking a first step will lead to subsequent steps that cannot be prevented
Words that imply a value judgement, used to persuade a reader without having made a serious argument, emotional response
Attempts to persuade the reader by using a famous person to endorse a product or idea.
A rhetorical device,persuasive device, or stylistic device is a technique that an author of speaker uses to convey to the listener or reader a meaning with the goal of persuading them.
A question asked not for the answer, but for the influence over the audience.
Asking a question and then answering your own question.
Figures of speech are used in speeches in order to be more persuasive, impactful, and effective.
A word or phrase is applied/compared to an object to which it is not literally applicable.
A kind of metaphor that uses like or as in its comparison.
An exaggeration so great no one will believe it.
An understatement seeks to express a thought or impression by under-emphasized the extent to which a statement may be true.
A statement that means the opposite of what it is saying.
A part made to represent the whole.
The substitution of the name of an attribute of adjunct for that of the thing meant.
Using vivid details to paint a picture for the audience. Uses visual words that often appeal to the senses and create a picture in the reader's mind.
An account of an event or happening that does not necessarily create much of a visual image.
Rule of Threes
A trio of characters,events, any other information is more effective than any other combination. The idea that things are funnier, more attractive, and more effective.
Using the same pattern of words to show that two or more ideas have the same level of importance.
The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses and establishes rhythm. There are 11 forms of repetition and this is one of them.
A short amusing story about a real incident or person.
A mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning( much like loaded language).
Elaborating on a definition to ensure no one missed the point.
To mention something in disclaiming intention of mentioning it, or pretending to deny what is really affirmed.
Appeal to logic and reason
Appeal to character
Appeal to emotion
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