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Post your response to the following: How can 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. We can distinguish between the prejudicial and nonprejudicial use of rhetorical devices by thinking critically about all statements that we may read, write, or hear. We need to analyze all information that is given to us carefully and sometimes we must pick apart sentences to see if there is any real message there, or if it is simple empty rhetoric. Any sentence that makes us have a positive or negative reaction should be examined to see if the facts contained in the sentence are causing this reaction or rhetorical devices. If you react before you have all the facts on the topic, rhetoric is likely involved. An example of prejudicial rhetorical devices would be horselaugh. Horselaugh would be when someone downplays someone else’s ideas by making jokes and using sarcasm.
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Unformatted text preview: This one is usually pretty easy to spot. But if the jokes are funny and witty, we might be tempted to side with the person with the good sense of humor, and not the sound, logical argument. Some examples are… “Yeah, that’ll happen when hell freezes over” John McCain in CNN debate “Well, you know, nailing down Sen. Obama's various tax proposals is like nailing Jell-O to the wall.” Euphemisms are good examples of nonprejudicial rhetorical devices. This device tries to influence the reader to believe something is better then it is. Euphemisms apply only positive terms to a topic, instead of neutral or negative ones. Euphemisms can be used to dispel alarm when bad situations occur, explain taboo things “politely”, or disguise bad situations. Some examples are. . “sanitary landfill” instead of “garbage dump”. “Passed on” instead of “died”. “Unplanned landing” instead of “plane crash”...
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