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Individual Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation I think an example of bias he used in the speech was political bias. The example for me was the first sentence “There is only one man who can rid the politics of this State of the evil domination of Boss Jim Gettys. I am speaking of Charles Foster Kane, the fighting liberal, the friend of the working man, the next Governor of this State, who entered upon this campaign --”. I feel he is bias to his self. He feels he his the best person for governor. I think the type of fallacy in the speech is apple polishing. The example he used was “The working man and the slum child know they can expect my best efforts in their interests. The decent, ordinary citizens know that I'll do everything in my power to protect the underprivileged, the underpaid, and the underfed!” I feel he is trying to be
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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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