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Appeal to emotion
Appeal to logic
A kind of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people's actions.
Attempting to convince the public that one's views reflect those of the common person
attempts to persuade the reader by using a famous person to endorse a product or idea
an argument saying in effect that becuase other people are doing something, you should too
telling one side of the story as though there is no opposing view
to move from one place to another
propaganda technique using short phrases or words to promote positive feelings or emotions
the use of language to defame, demean, or degrade individuals or groups
A question asked merely for rhetorical effect and not requiring an answer
The repeating of words, phrases, or patterns of words and phrases for the purpose of emphasis
Language that cannot be taken literally since it was written to create a special effect or feeling.
a refutation or contradiction
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