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Flashcards - Argument & Rhetorical Strategies

Flashcards - Argument & Rhetorical Strategies
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metaphors
A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing
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hyperbole
Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech
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premise
A premise or premiss is a statement that what an argument claims will induce or justify a conclusion
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argument
In philosophy and logic, an argument is a series of statements typically used to persuade someone of something or to present reasons for accepting a conclusion
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argument
In philosophy and logic, an argument is a series of statements typically used to persuade someone of something or to present reasons for accepting a conclusion
premise
A premise or premiss is a statement that what an argument claims will induce or justify a conclusion
hyperbole
Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech
metaphors
A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing
onomatopoeia
An onomatopoeia is a word that phonetically imitates, resembles or suggests the source of the sound that it describes
similes
A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things
paradox
A paradox is a statement that, despite apparently sound reasoning from true premises, leads to a self-contradictory or a logically unacceptable conclusion
Rhetoric
Rhetoric is the art of discourse, wherein a writer or speaker strives to inform, persuade or motivate particular audiences in specific situations
facts
A fact is something that has really occurred or is actually the case

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