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Unformatted text preview: Rhetoric Euphemisms Neutral or positive term used to replace a negative Dysphemisms Negative term used to replace a positive or neutral term Rhetorical Comparisons express or influence attitudes by comparison Rhetorical definitions Smuggle prejudice in by using a definition Rhetorical explanations slant with an explanation Stereotypes lumping of a group of individuals together Innuendo implied by vague or undefined statements Loaded Questions rest on unwarranted or unjustified assumptions: Have you stopped beating your wife? Weaselers Hedge a bet, water down / weaken it giving an out Downplayers make look less important Horse Laugh Ridicule Sarcasm ::: HAR! HAR! HAR! Tell a joke to get people on your side Hyperbole extravagant statement Proof Surrogates an expression to suggest there is proof, evidence or authority behind a claim Fallicies Argument from Outrage a speaker/writer is outraged by a situation without real proof...
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This note was uploaded on 07/22/2011 for the course CRT 205 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '09