Rhetorical devices project

5th prd. group 4

False Authority

Definition

Logical fallacy in which the writer uses the assumption that an expert in one field is also an expert in another.
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Example

Mrs. Jones is an expert at reading but she's giving advice about math.

Exaggeration

Definition

A statement that represents something that's better or worse than it really is.
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Example

Romeo and Juliet's love for each other.

False Assumtion

Definition

A misuse of statistics occurs when a statistical argument asserts a falsehood.
False Assumptions

Example

When someones smart in one class their not necessarily smart in another.