CRT 205 week 4 DQ2 - rhetorical devices Provide an example...

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CRT 205 Week 4 DQ 2 According to Moore and Parker (2007), “Even definitions by example can slant a discussion if the examples are prejudicially chosen…If one wants to see all sides of an issue, one must avoid definitions and examples that slant a discussion” (p. 121). This rule also applies to the use of rhetorical explanations. Consider the following prejudicial rhetorical devices: (a) SUVs are apartment homes on wheels (a rhetorical definition), and (b) said by a student who is new to honors classes and struggling with them: “I would have aced that test if I weren’t in a class full of brainiacs. They studied too much and ruined the curve!” (a rhetorical explanation) Post your response to the following: How might a person distinguish between the prejudicial and nonprejudicial use of rhetorical devices? Provide an example of each and comment on the examples posted by your classmates. How might a person distinguish between the prejudicial and non-prejudicial use of
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Unformatted text preview: rhetorical devices? Provide an example of each and comment on the examples posted by your classmates. Prejudicial use of rhetorical devices assumes a fact is true about something without any evidence to back up that belief. It is made with the goal of influencing the audience to believe as the speaker of the statement does. A non-prejudicial statement is one that is made based on facts with no slant to influence the audience one way or the other. A person might distinguish between the prejudicial and non-prejudicial by thinking critically; is the statement based on facts, is there any evidence to back up the belief? Example of a prejudicial statement: The people that live in the projects have children at early ages. This is an assumption that “the people,” meaning everyone in the projects have children at an early age. Example of a non-prejudicial statement: Some of the people that live in the projects have children at and early age....
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