The Day of Infamy

On December 8, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt gave one of the most famous speeches in history, known as the “Day of Infamy” speech, to members of Congress and the American people through a live broadcast on the radio. In his speech, he addressed the recent attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese and asked Congress…

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All About Fallacies

There were a few things that stuck out to me in chapter’s 14, 15, and 16 because I’ve never learned about logical fallacies being used in rhetoric. Before the reading, I assumed that you should never use logical fallacies because they are just bad logic, but I realized that if you are able to get…

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Modern Day Rhetoric

After reading the first three chapters of Heinrichs book, I was excited to share with my family and friends the new things I was going to be learning this semester. Every time I explained rhetoric to someone they would laugh and ask if learning how to use rhetoric is going to make me get my…

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Rhetoric in Real Life

One of the biggest things I took away from reading the first three chapters of the textbook is that rhetoric is used every single day in every single person’s life without them realizing it. Rhetoric is arguing, but it’s also using persuasive words to reach a goal whereas a fight is when someone is using…

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