Rhetorical Devices By: fuschia carter and deshawna hostled

Poisoning the well is a logical fallacy in which a person attempts to place an opponent in a position from which he or she is unable to reply. Ex: the next presenter of this particular award, a drug addict will say a few encouraging words about the winner.
Premise is a proposition that supports or helps to support a conclusion. Ex: In order to recieve more calcium into a person's immune system they must drink more milk.
Red Herring is a kind of fallacy that is an irrelevant topic introduced in an argument to divert the attention of listeners or readers from the original issue. Ex: the police are having a tough time locating and arresting the huckleberry park killer, their still combing the suspect list of 50 people.
Straw man is A based on refuting the argument of one’s opponent on a view he doesn’t share. When the subject wants to prove that his or her perspective or argument is superior to an opposing argument, he uses straw man argumentative fallacy. Ex: it is one issue to be paranoid around new people when your in a new place, but it is another issue when someone judges them based on looks.
slippery slope is When a relatively insignificant first event is suggested to lead to a more significant event, which in turn leads to a more significant event, and so on. Ex: let's kick out all immigrants, let's build a wall around america to make sure that they stay out, and life will be better for everyone, said President trump during a interview with beat magazine.
Rhetorical shift is to a change in mood or attitude that is typically accompanied by a corresponding change in the focus and language of a literary scene, passage or theme. Ex: It hurts my heart when I see a mother belittling her child, you are a mother you are suspose to build up the confidence of your child not tear it down.
Syntax is analyzing the structure of a sentence. Ex: the mom gave her child a praise for getting an a on her math test.
Synthesis is is to combine two or more elements to form a new whole. In the literature review, the “elements” are the findings of the literature you gather and read; the “new whole” is the conclusion you draw from those findings. Ex: I need a moment to think about life before I make a decision.
Tricolon is Three words, phrases or sentences combine to make a single, powerful impression. Ex: I lived, I loved, I was here.
Zeugma is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase joins together two distinct parts of a sentence. Ex: a one act is a small play, that only has one act, but still completely explains the story.

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