Unformatted text preview: tower professors like Mr. Fosl for all the head-in-the-clouds ideas our society has to content with.” The reason this example of a dysphemism interested me was the blatant rudeness expressed in the statement, seemingly with no remorse. I would say the example shows how people can use rhetorical devices to get a point across, without actually saying it, and in this case, without actually starting a problem. The persuasive motive was a bit of a scare tactic, the author trying to persuade people to the other side of the fence, by intimidating the reader a little bit....
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- Spring '10
- Rhetoric, web site, editor, persuasive motive, 205 Week