Visual Argument

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EN1420–Unit 1 Assignment 1 September 21, 2014 1). What background information do you need to know in order to read this image intelligibly? You do not need any background information to read this visual argument. This photo is self-explanatory. 2). What do you see? I see a man verbally abusing a lady. What are the key details or features here that stand out? The man’s face, fist punching the lady from his mouth, and the pain on the ladies face all stand out to support my theory. What images? The image is self-explanatory. What text? There was no text to support this visual argument. What supporting details? Every aspect of this photo supports my argument. 3). Identify the issue(s): Based on the picture it…show more content…
Consensual argument is when two or more people participate as equals in a dialogue to try to discover what seems to be the best position on an issue. Consensual argument emphasizes agreement. Examples of Traditional and Consensual Arguments Traditonal | Consensual | 1). Public Debates | 1). Academic Inquiry | 2). Courtroom Argument | 2). Negotiation and Mediation | 4). What are some of the conditions necessary for argument to work best? To work best, a productive and potentially successful argument, whether presented in writing, in speech, or in images, require the following elements: An Issue, An Arguer, Audience, Common Ground and A Forum. EN1420–Unit 1 Assignment 1 September 21, 2014 5). What are some of the conditions that may cause argument to fail? The following are a list of reasons why Arguments fail: No disagreement or reason to argue Risky or trivial issues Difficulty in establishing common grounds Standoffs or fights that result in negative outcomes 6). Give two examples of an ethical argument and two examples of an unethical argument. Ethical Argument | Unethical Argument | 1). A plan for an effective and economical way to rebuild Iraq after the war. | 1). An invitation to acquire a new credit card, with high interest rate and impossible to pay back. | 2). A plan for an effective and economical way
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