Rhetorical Device Project

Period 2 Group 1

Emotinal Appeal

Definitions

appeal to emotion or argumentum ad passions is a logic fallacy which uses the manipulation of the recipients emotions, rather than valid logic, to win an argument.

Examples

  • when you are watching TV and you see a commercial about a dog in a pound it makes you feel sad and it gets you into your feelings.
  • you use emotions as the basis of an argument not facts.
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Ad Hominem

Definitions

a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument.

Examples

  • politics, politicians use this tactic often
  • people are arguing something using irrelevant facts that attack the person
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Red Herring

Definitions

used to refer to something that misleads or distracts from the relevant or important issues

Examples

  • Taking drugs cant be bad. There are lots of people who enjoy it.
  • it takes the attention away from the important issue.
The "Red Herring" Fallacy