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Spell out Basic Ideas as Arguments

Make sure to take the basic idea of your position and put it together as an argument. Sometimes an argument can be too simple, so if this happens to you, make sure to pay attention and work it out even further. 30 more words


Expeditio (ex-pe-di’-ti-o): After enumerating all possibilities by which something could have occurred, the speaker eliminates all but one (=apophasis). Although the Ad Herennium… 123 more words

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US warns Philippines' Duterte over rhetoric, crime war

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiery rhetoric and deadly crime war are becoming a growing concern around the world, the top US envoy for Asia warned on Monday in Manila. 461 more words

Money Matters

Glossary: Key memes, counterfactuals, dog whistles, canards, euphemisms, innuendoes, insinuations, fake outrages, and obsessions in The Wall Street Journal and other GOP language factories and fever swamps, October 20-24, 2016.

Americanism: what used to be taught in schools. Instead, these days it’s all multiculturalism, globalism, and a one-world government. Another casualty of the pc crowd is “American exceptionalism.” 590 more words


Speak like a leader

I used to wonder in English class, why am I learning about rhetoric devices? Why am I even tested on rhetoric or have to analyze it?  197 more words



Exuscitatio (ex-us-ci-ta’-ti-o): Stirring others by one’s own vehement feeling (sometimes by means of a rhetorical question, and often for the sake of exciting anger).

How many times are we going to let them get away with it? 113 more words

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Trump’s rhetoric excites ‘Christian soldier’ (White Moron) for civil war: ‘Your skin color will be your uniform’


Donald Trump’s recent rhetoric about rigged elections and a constitutional crisis would fulfill the fantasies of some supporters, who’ve been stockpiling weapons and food as they look forward to what most people would consider a worst-case scenario. 359 more words

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