Eng 102 Essay

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Bias, Rhetorical Devices and Argumentation Victoria Sloan Eng 102 12-22-12 Rebecca Huggins The morality of birth control by Margaret Sanger. * What are some examples of bias, fallacies, and specific rhetorical devices in the speech you selected? -Some examples of being bias from the article would be for example, over­population is a menace to the peace of the world. This is a great example because it is showing an opinion and stating something that can be argued. An example of fallacies from the article would be, when or if you take away birth control more women will get pregnant and our world will indeed over populate. This is a great example because I am using fear to scare the readers. An example of using specific rhetorical devices in our speech would be for example; taking away birth control will prevent more teenage pregnancies or actually have a drastic increase in diseases and pregnancies than expected. This is a good example because it is stating two sides and is contradictory for a higher meaning. * How did the speaker address arguments and counterarguments? -The speaker addressed both arguments and counterarguments by explaining why birth control is beneficial but on the other side why people think we should remove it completely. However, she would state the opposite side but then blow that out of the way by adding something to go against it. She showed that her argument for birth control was able to outweigh the side arguments against it. Some of her arguments were to the effect that if we take away birth control, girls will end up with more diseases and it won’t stop them from having sexual intercourse. She also showed the opposite side with saying that if we take it away they will stop having sex, but she then over-rode that with stating that they won’t stop, and it will just entail cause more problems. * Were the speaker’s

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