Rhetorical Devices and Logical Fallacies


ELAR-Grade-7 Author's Craft Rhetorical Devices and Logical Fallacies
Students learn what rhetorical devices are and study several examples. Then, they examine hasty generalizations and sweeping generalizations as logical fallacies. Finally, they write their own advertisements that include some of these techniques.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn what rhetorical devices are and study several examples. Then, they examine hasty generalizations and sweeping generalizations as logical fallacies. Finally, they write their own advertisements that include some of these techniques.

Objectives

  • Identify rhetorical devices and logical fallacies.
  • Explain the uses of rhetorical devices and logical fallacies.

Duration

One to two class periods.


In this experience, you will learn about persuasive literary techniques that authors use to try to make their audiences agree with them.

Objectives

  • Identify rhetorical devices and logical fallacies.
  • Explain the uses of rhetorical devices and logical fallacies.


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Explain that there’s really no actual answer expected to this question. This is an example of a rhetorical question. Another example, when a salesclerk asks, “How are you doing today?” She doesn’t really expect an answer, she is asking a rhetorical question. Based on the examples, ask for volunteers to define rhetorical question.


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