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Brianna M

Rhetorical Terms For AP Language

Term Example
AdHominem The fallacy is committed when one engages in a personal attack as a means of ignoring, discrediting, or blunting the force of another's argument.
Ad Hominem Def. An argument based on the perceived failings of an adversary rather than on the merits of the case; a logical fallacy that involves a personal attack.
Begging the Question State which words have the same meaning "I failed the test because I didn't pass it."
Begging the Question Def. A fallacy in which the premise of an argument presupposes the truth of its conclusion; in other words, the argument takes for granted what it is supposed to prove.
Hypothesis Contrary to Fact If you accepted Jesus, you would have never watched that R-rated movie!
Hypothesis Contrary to Fact Def. Offering a poorly supported claim about what might have happened in the past or future, if (the hypothetical part) circumstances or conditions were different. The fallacy also entails treating future hypothetical situations as if they are fact.
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