bias,rhetoricdevices,fallacies

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What are some examples of bias, fallacies, and specific rhetorical devices in the speech? “There is only one man who can rid the politics of this State of the evil domination of Boss Jim Gettys.”- This is a hyperbole, and also circular reasoning. It is stating the basis of the entire speech. However, it is quite the exaggeration that there is only one man. Also, using the word “man” is a little bias. He should have used the word “person”. With the words “evil domination” he is also using ad hominem, by attacking the opponent. “with one purpose only: to point out and make public the dishonesty, the downright villainy, of Boss Jim W. Gettys' political machine -- now in complete control of the government of this State!” - This is ad hominem and hyperbole. It is exaggeration that one man would be in complete control of the government. “Every straw vote, every independent poll shows that I'll be elected.” -This one is is also exaggeration, and possibly innuendo. He is insinuating that everyone will vote
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Patriciajones during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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