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Parts of an Argument wegrzynowicz

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Steven Wegrzynowicz

on 20 November 2013

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Transcript of Parts of an Argument wegrzynowicz

Devices in Argument
Argument Misconceptions
An argument is often thought to
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?"
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.
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."
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.
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”)
The method of arranging words differently, usually by placing the noun before the adjective describing it, or a preposition after the noun.
The form divine

Worlds between

Strong in the force, are you.
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;
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