Unformatted text preview: appealing to the working man. I think the rhetorical device used was hyperbole. The example in the speech was “Jim Gettys has something less than a chance. Every straw vote, every independent poll shows that I'll be elected. Now I can afford to make some promises!” I feel this statement is an exaggeration. I feel he addressed arguments saying he wasn’t making promises. Then in the last statement he make “one” promise, to get rid of competitor. I do not feel his argument was effective. I think he tried to put some promises out there and just not word them as promises. The paragraph before his “one promise” paragraph pretty much promised the working man that he would get their interest in mind and make life better for them....
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- Spring '10
- Rhetoric, Charles Foster Kane, boss jim gettys, Jim Gettys