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A. There are two basic types of evidence: a. Fact: can be observed, verified, and thought of as securely established. b. Opinion: is assumed, usually cannot be observed, can be made at any time (before, during, and after an event), and should be believed tentatively B. There are six specific types of evidence: a. Examples: i. Specific instances: non-detailed examples ii. Factual illustrations: detailed examples iii. Hypothetical illustrations: mythical examples b. Stories: i. Anecdote: a short story (fictional/non-fictional)that proves a point, often without the persuader having to say “the moral is”
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Unformatted text preview: ii. Narrative: a long story (usually non-fictional) that invites the audience into the experience with the persuader iii. Statistics: numerical evidence that shows how many, few, great, or small instances of a particular kind are. iv. Testimony: least factual? 1. Personal: the persuader’s own opinions or facts 2. Lay witness: a. Simulated: think of this person of a witness, b. Actual: 3. Paid Witness: 4. Historical authority: Aristotle on persuasion 5. Expert authority: Someone who is a recognized expert....
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