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Unformatted text preview: What are some examples of bias, fallacies, and specific rhetorical devices in the speech? In the opening sentence made by Charles Foster Kane I believe that ad hominem was presented. "with one purpose only: to point out and make public the dishonesty, the downright villainy, of Boss Jim W. Gettys' political machine -- now in complete control of the government of this State!" says to me that Kane was personally attacking Jim W. Getty instead of making an argument about what Gettys stands for. Kane did not use any of Gettys' statements to support why he felt as such. In the second sentence made I believe that is an example of the rhetorical device known as paradox. "I made no campaign promises, because until a few weeks ago I had no hope of being elected." The statement suggests to me that Kane contradicts or makes an excuse on why he elected....
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- Spring '10