Test #2 - Inference a conclusion about the unknown based on...

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Inference; a conclusion about the unknown based on the known Allusion: a reference to an historical event, text, person etc. outside the text Analogy: a means of argument through the use of comparison Authoritative testimony: expert testimony other than the author s used to �� validate and support his/her claims: ex: recognizable experts in a particular field (psychologists/historians/philosophers), court cases/rulings (Supreme Court
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Unformatted text preview: etc.), religious texts (Bible/Koran/Tao Te Ching etc), historical/political documents (Constitution/Declaration of Independence, etc.), eyewitness testimony (other than the author) Purpose: author s rhetorical intention; what he or she is attempting to accomplish Forensic Argument: about the past Deliberative Argument: about the future...
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