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Semantics

-Abstraction – to move to a different level, leaving characteristics out -Agreements – harmony of opinions or feelings -Allness Attitude – someone who believes they know ALL about a topic or object -Analogy – a complex metaphor when all items are expressed as words -Argument from absurd extremes – using unrealistic extremes in arguments -Argument form definitions – using your own definitions of words in an argument -Argumentum ad hominem – argument to the man -Aristotelian System – the system of thought originally brought upon by Aristotle -Autosuggestion – repeating little sayings to oneself such as “I like me” -“Bandwagon” technique – the human desire to do what everyone else is doing -Begging the question – “I don’t like radishes because the taste awful” (obvious) -“Big lie” technique – if a lie is preposterous enough, everyone will assume it is true -“Card stacking” technique – using numbers and figures to prove an argument -Classifying – to put an object into a group with a specific label -“Common enemy” technique – scaring people using an enemy that scares most everyone -Concrete poetry – poetry in which shape has to do with its meaning -Connotation – the emotions that are brought upon by a word -Contexts – the manner in which a word is used -Dating – offering dates to the descriptions of objects or people -Denotation – the dictionary definition of a word -“Ear mindedness” – someone who learns easily by hearing -Ecology – study of how living things are relates to their environment -“Either-or-thinking” – thinking that there are only two solutions to a problem -Elementalism – tendency to let words make us think of things in isolation -“Etc.” - …..so on and so on -Euphemism...

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