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#41 Red

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 11:59 AM

Red Herrings!
 
One of my favorites.
 
These little devils are information brought into a discussion to cause a diversion from an original point.
 
They are meant to mislead and are lead ins for other types of fallacies.
 
 
The name Red Herring, itself, denotes a rancid smell.
 
A strong stench to distract us from the sweet fragrance of truth.
 
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In literature they are commonly used in mystery and thriller stories to keep the bad guy hidden until the very end.
 
And then their are the politicians.
 
They use them frequently.
 
Think about what the major media spits out too.
 
How much of what you see and hear on the news could be a Red Herring?
 
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One more thing to consider.
 
The very first prospectus filed by any company with the SEC is called a red herring.
 
These only give out general information about the company.
 
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Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:48 PM

I like those above Twainisms. Maybe they should be a legitimate category in rhetoric.

 

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One of the best....

 

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 01:08 PM

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Here's an interesting one. Its as old as there have been plays and performances to entertain people. These are the masks that people wear when portraying different characters in a story or presentation. It's a literary trick writers use to represent their own thoughts, ideas, and beliefs into a character as a mouthpiece. Monologues are usually presented in this fashion. Like Johnny Carson making us laugh or another talking head speechifying on the news tube to present an opinion. Usually without comment. 
 
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Posted 07 June 2017 - 05:05 PM

 

Persona
 
Here's an interesting one. Its as old as there have been plays and performances to entertain people. These are the masks that people wear when portraying different characters in a story or presentation. It's a literary trick writers use to represent their own thoughts, ideas, and beliefs into a character as a mouthpiece. Monologues are usually presented in this fashion. Like Johnny Carson making us laugh or another talking head speechifying on the news tube to present an opinion. Usually without comment. 
 

 

 

That depends on the type of media doesn't it? Think of sock puppet armies. They too form personas. Useful in attacking social media sites. Especially the ones that are open for comment.

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#45 Feathers

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 12:53 PM

 

That depends on the type of media doesn't it? Think of sock puppet armies. They too form personas. Useful in attacking social media sites. Especially the ones that are open for comment.

 

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:07 PM

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Mind-Bending Paradoxes
 
Paradoxes are a fascinating part of reality and there are paradoxes in many different fields like math, physics, logic, psychology, and language. When it comes to trying to understand them, paradoxes can make the brain feel like it’s doing somersaults, but they can also expand your mind and make you look at the world in a whole new way.
 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:29 PM

Descriptive combinations of words and phrases with opposing ideas are called Oxymoron's. They create polarity in descriptions. They are built by adding adjectives before a noun to give it a contrast in meaning. 
 
Good examples are:
 
Tragically comical.
Seriously funny.
Only choice.
Original Copies.
Happily Married.
 
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Always remember, an oxymoron is combination of two contradictory words. This differentiates it from a paradox. Paradox's contain one or more sentences and they always imply some kind of truth within. Paradox's describe things contrary to expectations.
 
With these devices hidden meanings can be conveyed in a simple manner. They create imagery within sentence structure leaving the reader to discern for themselves any implied intrigue. 
 
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:35 PM

Propaganda
 
Most people know what propaganda is. Influencing people by spreading rumours mixed with some truth and some lies. It manipulates the public views to convince people to believe in a cause or even a product. Assent to a view is usually not enough. Molding our perceptions to act is the goal. It's used everywhere you go. All advertising is loaded with it. Politicians use it constantly. Repeat a slogan enough times and everyone begins to believe it. Propaganda can be both good and bad as it helps people to realize their own vulnerabilities. If attention is paid to its use. 
 
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:51 PM

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If you want to learn more about the backfire effect and other related behaviors (confirmation bias, deductive reasoning, etc),

 

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

 

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:58 PM

Reductio ad Absurdum

 

Showing an argument as absurd by how ridiculous the logical consequences are is called Reductio ad Absurdum. It breaks down ideas into a satirical sense of ridiculous display. They differ from an appeal to ridicule in that they include a logical explanation for the absurdity. An appeal to ridicule does not include an argument to display a satirical scene.

Reductio ad Absurdum is used to pick out the flaws within an opposing argument. If done correctly they expose foolish behavior from original assumptions. They are often used as triggering mechanisms because they tend to draw out an emotional response.

 

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For more on devices used in humor....

http://forum.chicken...sophy-of-humor/

 

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