Rhetorical Device Project

3rd period and group 1

Device #1

Incorrect Premise

A false premise is an incorrect proposition that forms the basis of an argument or syllogism. Since the premise (proposition, or assumption) is not correct, the conclusion drawn may be in error.


a statement that represents something as better or worse than it really is.

Categorical Claims

(categorical claim) Any standard-form categorical claim or any claim that means the same as some standard-form categorical claim. See standard-form categorical claim