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Go to http://www.americanrhetoric.com/ and find a passage that uses at least two rhetorical devices.
define the specific rhetorical device, explain how it is used, and analyze whether the persuasive technique is designed to be credible, misleading, descriptive or used for some other purpose. Explain how the devices are or are not effective.

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Reagan's speech after the Challenger tragedy had to be persuasive, consoling, and delivered to a nation that was stunned and grieving. The fact that it happened with millions watching, added to the agony. Not until the tragedy of 9-11, was a President called upon to console and reassure a country that was not just given a devastating blow, but also witnessed it. Reagan was a master communicator, using words and images to guide a nation through this very sad time.

define the specific rhetorical device, explain how it is used, and analyze whether ...

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This solution analyzes, defines and explains Reagan's speech after the Challenger explosion for two rhetorical devices.

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Write a short paragraph that contains a specific rhetorical device. It may be on any topic used for persuasion (e.g., TV advertisement, YouTube presentation, Blogs, editorials, etc.).

Detail what the specific rhetorical device is, how it is used, and whether the persuasive technique is designed to be credible, mislead, etc. Explain how the device is or is not effective. Be sure to cite the source of your short paragraph.

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