Persuasive Devices

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What does AFOREST stand for?
Anecdote/Alliteration.Fact.Opinion.Rhetorical question.Emotive language.Statistic.Triplets.
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What is an anecdote?
An anecdote is a short and interesting story about a person's past experience, either your own or someone that they know or is famous
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Why are they effective?
If people know that this is someone else's story, they'll believe it more than anything because they think it is true. This will lead them to trust the story and the story could make them feel emotional which makes more persuaded.
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Why are alliterations, triplets and emotive language useful?
Emotive language are words that spark emotion in us when we here it eg torture makes us feel awful. Aswell as this alliteration makes it catchy and if its in a triplet, it is emphasized.
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Why are facts and statistics effective?
Facts and statistics are great because it shows that you know what you are talking about and that it is true which makes you seem more confident which allows the audience to be able to be persuaded more easily. Giving a specific number also helps!
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Why would you use opinions when you can use facts/statistics?
Because if you yourself do not believe in the subject, the audience will not believe you at all!! We can use our opinions to express our feelings.
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Why use rhetorical questions?
This is to provoke the audience to try answer the question in their mind and to make them think about it themselves and about the subject.
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An anecdote is a short and interesting story about a person's past experience, either your own or someone that they know or is famous

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What is an anecdote?

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If people know that this is someone else's story, they'll believe it more than anything because they think it is true. This will lead them to trust the story and the story could make them feel emotional which makes more persuaded.

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Card 4

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Emotive language are words that spark emotion in us when we here it eg torture makes us feel awful. Aswell as this alliteration makes it catchy and if its in a triplet, it is emphasized.

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Facts and statistics are great because it shows that you know what you are talking about and that it is true which makes you seem more confident which allows the audience to be able to be persuaded more easily. Giving a specific number also helps!

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