Philosophy 006 | Chapter 5 - Rhetorical Devices

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Philosophy 006 | Chapter 5 - Rhetorical Devices
2013-04-24 22:21:09
Rhetorical Devices

Rhetorical Devices
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  1. Euphemism
    replaces neutral language that has more positive  conotation
  2. Dysphemism
    replaces neutral language that as more negative conotation
  3. Rhetorical Analogy/Comparison
    influences emotion about an object through unfair comparison
  4. Rhetorical Defintion
    defines term in an emotionally persuasive manner so as to influence feelings about the term
  5. Rhetorical Explanation
    attempts to influence feelings about an event rather than actually offer a real explanation
  6. Stereotype
    unfounded judgement about an individual/group that usually is negative but not always
  7. Innuendo
    imply something without saying it
  8. Loaded question
    a question that contains an implication that one must accept in order to answer the question
  9. Horse laugh/Ridicule/Sarcasm
    uses humor to influence feelings about an object
  10. Weasler
    language that allows for one to take back away from a claim
  11. Downplayer
    language that minimizes the importance of an object
  12. Hyperbole
    gross over exageration
  13. Proof surrogate
    imply that proof exists but don't actually provide the proof
  14. Semantic ambiguity
    term or phrase that has multiple meanings and is unclear which meaning is the correct one
  15. Syntactic ambiguity
    structure of a sentence that leads to multiple meanings
  16. Grouping ambiguity
    unclear if referring to an individual or a group