Rhetorical Questions Essay

723 Words Dec 11th, 2011 3 Pages
The vast majority of television advertisements today consist of brief advertising spots, ranging in length from a few seconds to several minutes Advertisements of this sort have been used to promote a wide variety of goods, services and ideas since the dawn of television. Advertisements can be bland and boring, or they can be humorous. Humorous advertising can engage the audience, build a name for the product, and encourage audience members to spread the word virally.
Toward the end of 2009, GEICO introduced another advertising campaign in which actor Mike McGlone walks into an empty room and asks the viewer, "Could switching to GEICO really save you 15 percent or more on car insurance?". After this, he pauses and then asks a rhetorical
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We know that dogs do chase cats, but never have we seen it in this way.
Number four on my list is: "Is the pen mightier than the sword?" in which the camera cuts to a ninja menacingly demonstrating his swordsmanship to his opponent. The opponent then counter maneuvers by using a pen to sign for the delivery of his new taser, with which he promptly defeats the ninja.
Who knew that a pen could be so mighty?
Number three on my list is: "Did the little piggy cry “wee, wee, wee” all the way home?" in which the camera cuts to the scene of a piglet riding in back seat of an SUV holding pinwheels. He cries "wee, wee, wee" out the window, before being dropped off at his house by his friend's disgusted mother.
Yes, he cried the whole way home. A crying pig has never been so funny.
Number two on my list is: "Was Abe Lincoln honest?" in which the camera cuts to old-style black and white film of Mary Todd Lincoln asking "Does this dress make my backside look big?" After a lengthy pause and deliberation, Abe Lincoln sheepishly responds, saying "perhaps a..." He is interrupted as she gets up and walks out.
I think it’s safe to say that Abe was a little too honest.
Number one on my list is: "Do woodchucks chuck wood?" in which the camera cuts to a jolly pair of woodchucks throwing chopped logs into a pond and being scolded by the farmer who chopped them. “You darn woodchucks, quit chuckin’ my wood!” yells the

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