Argument Analysis: Gain The High Ground By Heinrichs

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Register to read the introduction… The commonplace is, “the ground the audience currently stands on (107)”. This would be the starting point of an argument and can be used as an advantage to the user. With the help of this argument tool, you can persuade the audience that the choice you are making will give them what they value. In some arguments, someone might try babbling. Their attempt to annoy the other person by saying the same lines repeatedly may be futile, because babbling reveals their commonplace which helps the other person start up an argument. For example, two friends argue about which game, Halo or Call of Duty, would dominate the sells at GameStop. One would say that Halo has a better multiplayer experience. The other would just repeatedly say that Call of Duty is more realistic (babbling). What he’s doing right now is revealing a commonplace. With this, the one who argues for Halo could get an advantage at the argument by simply agreeing with his opponent then expanding his …show more content…
He also caution his readers about loosening relationships when winning an argument. Heinrichs states that “identification language simply brings your audience and your choice together in one tight, happy tribe.” He also pointed out another tool to help with identity strategy: irony. Irony is used to bond with a group by speaking a hidden language. It is use to tell the audience who’s in and who’s out. By saying something to one person that has a secret meaning to your group, you are using irony. For example, a kid forgets to do his homework and his father decides to talk to him about it. Instead of scolding him, he says, “That is good, if you keep this up, you might end up flipping burgers in Mcdonalds.” His kid might not get the message, but the wife will and she might …show more content…
In a bad time, persuading might not be a good idea. A person with kairos knows when it is the perfect time to start a persuasion. Timing can greatly influence the outcome of any argument. When an audience decides to change their opinion or mood, that can be a persuasive moment. In a persuasive moment, the audience is more vulnerable. If someone can’t find a persuasive moment, he can always find a way to change the mood. By doing something the person loves, his or her mood can change and that would be a persuasive moment. An example of this would be a wife waiting to tell her husband that she is pregnant. If she has kairos, she would not talk to him if he is mad or crying. A good moment is when he is in a good mood and that is when the wife will tell

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