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Bias, rhetorical devices, and argumentation Brooke Huntley com/220 1/26/2010 Mary Harmon
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The speaker shows examples of bias, fallacies, and rhetorical devices in this speech. I will start with explaining the examples of the biases. The speaker, Kane, starts his speech off by talking about how one, Boss Jim W. Gettys' political machine is not only in complete control of the government of the state, but also how Gettys is dishonest and downright villainy. Kane uses a few fallacies in his speech. First he uses Ad Hominen by telling the public how dishonest Getty is. Then at the end of the speech he says once he is elected, he will hire someone special to indict, prosecute, and convict Gettys. If this is not a sign of a verbal attack, then I do not know what is. Kane certainly knew how to use his words just in the right places to persuade the audience. I was even moved just by listening and not factoring in his body language. He, how would one phrase this, had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand. he definitely used
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