Rherorical Device Project

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Leading question

Definition

  1. a question that prompts or encourages the desired answer.

Examples

  • You were at Duffy's bar on the night of July 15, weren't you?
  • It suggests that the witness was at Duffy's bar on the night in question. The same question in a non-leading form would be.
Leading Questions

Caricatures

Definitions

a picture, description, or imitation of a person or thing in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.

Examples

"The listing of the spotted owl [as 'threatened' under the Endangered Species Act] opened a new front in this old class war, in which each side painted an equally contemptuous caricature of the other, as if pitting Emerson (that effete, granola-eating, over-educated New Englander) against Paul Bunyan (that unthinking and rapacious Western tough)."
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Logical Appeal

Definition

Logical appeal is the strategic use of logic, claims, and evidence to convince an audience of a certain point.

Examples

'He needs to stop smoking because it has been proven by studies to cause health problems.'
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