Rhetorical devices project

1st period group 2

False Authority

Definition

unfair, doubtful, or absorb source of power to defend a conclusion

examples

occurs when a person offers himself power over his subject
Appeal to False Authority commercial examples

Red Herring

Definition

something that misleads or distracts from relevant or important issue

Examples

Political Ads make commercials about all kinds of stuff
The "Red Herring" Fallacy

Ad Hominen

Definition

Short for Argumentum Ad Hominen , general categories of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on basis of some irrelevant fact.

Examples

Attacking someones character
Vocab - Ad Hominem argument