Bias, Rhetorical devices, and Argumentation

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Running Head: BIAS, RHETORICAL DEVICES, AND ARGUMENTATION 1 Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation Sarah Jones COM/220 6-6-2010 Rick Scholl
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BIAS, RHETORICAL DEVICES, AND ARGUMENTATION 2 With so many different aspects to writing, not one could be held above another. Knowing the basics of writing can open a person up to writing in any style. This paper will discuss bias, fallacies, and rhetorical devices found in the campaign speech given Charles Foster Kane in the movie Citizen Kane. It will also analyze how Kane addresses arguments and counterarguments as well as how effective those arguments were. This speech is a political campaign, therefore has political bias within it. This is apparent because of how Kane refers to the opponent. He holds extreme prejudice and judgmental opinions of Jim W. Gettys. The fallacies found in this speech are scapegoating, scare tactics, and false dilemma. Kane uses scapegoating by blaming Jim W. Gettys for all of the problems in the state government. Scare tactics are used in the beginning of the speech when Kane says, according to American Rhetoric (2001-2010), “to point out and make public the dishonesty, the downright
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