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Parts of an Argument wegrzynowicz

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Transcript of Parts of an Argument wegrzynowicz

Devices in Argument
Argument Misconceptions
An argument is often thought to
only
be two
people with different opinions or feelings.

It is not.

It has many definitions.

Today, we concentrate on the fact that an argument can be a process of reasoning
aimed to persuade.
Rhetorical Questions
A question to which no answer is required: used especially for effect.

"Who knows?"
Repetition
Also known as "argumentum ad nauseam" in latin, meaning "argument by assertion".

The premise is to repeat the argument or premise over and over again instead of supporting with strong evidence.
Polysyndeton
The use of many conjunctions close together. This is to slow down and highlight each thing in the list.
ex. "She is so rich and so beautiful and so very stupid."
Epistrophe
Ending lines or sentences with same or similar words. This is done for dramatic effect and to have the reader/ listener concentrate on that phrase.
Antithesis
The rhetorical contrast of ideas by means of parallel arrangements of words, clauses, or sentences (as in “action, not words” or “they promised freedom and provided slavery”)
Inversion
The method of arranging words differently, usually by placing the noun before the adjective describing it, or a preposition after the noun.
ex.
The form divine

Worlds between

Strong in the force, are you.
Argument
Asyndeton
the use of no conjunctions in a list, usually done for a hurried effect on speech.
ex. I went to the store for your bread, milk, eggs.
ex. "As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door." 'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door;
Finished!
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