posted by Christine Lange on .
How can a person distinguish between the prejudicial and nonprejudicial use of rhetorical devices?
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A prejudicial statement is one that assumes a fact is true about something without any evidence to back up that belief. It is made with the goal of influencing the audience to believe as the speaker of the statement does.
Example: All Republicans will vote for Senator McCain because he is a Republican.
A non-prejudicial statement is one that is made based on facts with no slant to influence the audience one way or the other.
Example: Since I am a Republican, I will vote for Senator McCain.
Note: Democrats should feel free to substitute their candidate of choice in the above examples.