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Bias, Fallacies and Rhetorical Devices in Speeches

Identify examples of bias, fallacies, and specific rhetorical devices in the speech.

How did the speaker address arguments and counterarguments?

Were the speakers arguments effective? Explain.


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As you explicate this speech, please allow my general ideas to help. Since I have no way of knowing which fallacies were studied in your course, I offer some general forms. Once you write your own summation, please send to us for grammatical editing and feedback:

First, many examples of biases, fallacies, and specific rhetorical devices occur in the speech. Please note that "There is only one man who can rid the politics..." seems to show a hasty generalization in that only one exists. It seems to be quite presumptuous to assume this statement. The appeal to emotion is also evident with "State of the evil domination of Boss Jim Gettys." The ...

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This solution notes biases, rhetorical devices, and argumentations in this speech. Examples of these devices are given from a personal point of view to guide users. A sample analysis is given.