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  • one year ago

What rhetorical device is used in this excerpt from Mark Twain's "The Danger of Lying in Bed"? The man in the ticket-office said: "Have an accident insurance ticket, also?" "No," I said, after studying the matter over a little. "No, I believe not; I am going to be traveling by rail all day today. However, tomorrow I don't travel. Give me one for tomorrow." The man looked puzzled. He said: "But it is for accident insurance, and if you are going to travel by rail—" "If I am going to travel by rail I sha'n't need it. Lying at home in bed is the thing I am afraid of."

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I had been looking into this matter. Last year I traveled twenty thousand miles, almost entirely by rail; the year before, I traveled over twenty-five thousand miles, half by sea and half by rail; and the year before that I traveled in the neighborhood of ten thousand miles, exclusively by rail. I suppose if I put in all the little odd journeys here and there, I may say I have traveled sixty thousand miles during the three years I have mentioned. AND NEVER AN ACCIDENT. @ geekfromthefutur allusion rhetorical question anecdote logic

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @geekfromthefutur ^

  3. jabez177
    • one year ago
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    @sammixboo @pooja195 @KyanTheDoodle

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    well first off you read the book right

  5. geekfromthefutur
    • one year ago
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    What do you think it is

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    theres no book and idk

  7. KyanTheDoodle
    • one year ago
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    The reason why the narrator persuades the ticket-office man is because he uses reasoning. He says that he's traveled many miles on rail with no accidents, so the chances of an accident happening now is very slim.

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    allusion is a reference to another work. a rhetorical question is a question that requires and does not want and answer. an anecdote is a brief story designed to illustrate something. logic is how some one using reason to come to a sound/valid conclusion.

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    its anecdote guys thnx:)

  10. KyanTheDoodle
    • one year ago
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    Really? Your school said that was the answer?

  11. anonymous
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    It is more like a anecdote for logic.

  12. KyanTheDoodle
    • one year ago
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    Yeah. Why wasn't logic the answer? O_O

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Well, an anecdote is not so strict on content. The content of the anecdote is logic reasoning. It could just as easily have been an anecdote for something like irony.

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @geekfromthefutur

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    forgot what you told me

  16. geekfromthefutur
    • one year ago
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    its logic

  17. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    sure?

  18. geekfromthefutur
    • one year ago
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    yup

  19. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok :)

  20. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I think logic would be the best as well, but it does contain an anecdote as well.

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