Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation

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Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation Tameka Gilliam Research Writing ENG/102 01/26/2014 Najwa Khazal The speech that I chose to discuss is “The Morality of Birth Control” by Margaret Sanger (1921). In order for Margaret Sanger to get the audience’s attention, she uses different methods of bias, fallacies and specific rhetorical devices. She stressed how important her views are of the subject and what actions needed to be taken. She also wanted people to know that the information she was giving was available to everyone, men and women. In order for Margaret Sanger to get her point across, she uses her personal nursing experiences and emotions. I will discuss different methods of bias, fallacies and rhetorical devices in my response. The bias method device that Margaret Sanger used in “The Morality of Birth Control” was in her statement that unwanted pregnancies led to poverty, crime and joblessness. Another bias statement Margaret Sanger also mentioned how the lack of birth control in motherhood is often backed by ignorance and risk. The fallacy method devices that Margaret Sanger used in “The Morality of Birth Control” were scare tactics, argument by force. The “scare tactic” technique was used to keep women in fear and ignorance. The “argument by force” was used based off of her attacks against the Christian church teachings claiming that women were treated unfairly throughout history. The rhetorical devices that Margaret Sanger used in “The Morality of Birth Control” were stereotypes and the slippery slope. The “stereotypes” have stated “women are no longer to feel like baby making machines”. To me this statement means that all women were set out to do was bare children. The “slippery slope” device in this speech has claims of hoping “the people of this country can come together and discuss this subject openly and

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