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Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 01:19 PM


Idioms are figurative devices used to convey something literal in a more ornate way. They can add subtle meanings in both good and bad expressions. Idioms are two or more words used to describe a clearer sense of coherence. As always cultural differences do apply. Metaphorically, the quality of the idiom is a matter of degree. Idioms are shorter ways of expressing a complicated idea and they bring clear mental images to the mind. Idiom use in quality news reporting is limited but are common in advertisements and promotional materials. Tabloid press magazines and bombastic alternative news outlets use idioms constantly.  
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10 Business English Idioms Using Horses

1. A Dark Horse (British) - someone who doesn’t reveal their hidden talents and surprises people when they discover them

2. Closing the Stable Door After the Horse Has Bolted (Escaped) - Trying to stop something bad from happening when it has already happened and cannot be changed

3. To Drive a Coach and Horses Through Something - to expose the weak points or gaps in an argument

4. To Beat (also to flog) a Dead Horse - to waste time doing something that has already been done

5. To Get off Your High Horse - to stop acting as if you are better or more intelligent than other people

6. Don’t Put the Cart Before the Horse (Proverb) - Do not do things in the wrong order. It implies that someone is impatient.

7. To Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (Usually with a negative) - to be ungrateful to someone who gives you something

8. Horses for Courses - something you say to mean that it is important to choose the right people with the suitable skills to do a chosen activity

9. To Get It Straight From the Horse’s Mouth - to get information directly from the original source

10.  To Back the Wrong Horse - to support someone or something that cannot win or succeed


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 11:15 AM


Great thread idea OP. Looking up examples about this subject I noticed most of the videos about specific fallacies are made in India. Maybe that's just the cookie monster feeding me free samples...
This one involves a little thinking. It gives a decent explanation of syllogisms.
Systematically solve any syllogism problem within a minute without using Venn diagram. This method is called Aristotle's method and it is highly effective, just like solving two mathematical equation.








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