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ad hominem argument
from the latin phrase "to the man"
refers to an argument that attacks the opposing speaker or another person rather than addressing the issues at hand
an ambiguity which results from unclear use of grammar, giving the sentence more than one meaning because of its structure.
ex: "Good boys and girl" ---> are the girls good too?
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas" ---> how
did the elephant get in your pajamas?!
asks a reader to think about the correspondence or resemblance between two things that are essentially different
the regular repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of successive phrases or clauses
the substitution of one part of speech for another ex: "The poet says we 'milestone our lives.' "
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