3rd QTR Mid-qtr report

  1. assertion
    positive statement or declaration
  2. rebuttal
    act to prove false by evidence or argument
  3. anecdote
    short account of particular incident or event of an interesting nature
  4. red herring
    something intended to divert attention from the real problem at hand
  5. overgeneralization
    act or process of overgeneralizing
  6. understatement
    lack of emphasis in a statement or point
  7. oxymoron
    figure of speech that combines two contradictory terms
  8. paradox
    statement that seems contradictory but is actually true
  9. euphemism
    substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt
  10. ad hominem
    • latin means: "against the man" or "against the person"
    • claim or argument is rejected on basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument
  11. begging the question
    premises in chich the truth of the conclusion is claimed or the truth of the conclusion is assumes (either directly or indirectly)
  12. post hoc
    fallacy is committed when its concluded that one event causes another simply because the proposed cause occured before the proposed effect
  13. red herring
    basic idea is to "win" and argument by leading attention away from the argument to another topic
  14. slippery slope
    • person asserts that some event must inevitably follow from another without any argument for the inevitability of the event in question
    • series of steps or graduations between one event and the one in question and no reason is given as to why the intervening steps or gradations will simply be bypassed
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3rd QTR Mid-qtr report
rhetorical devices for aria