Please look for persuasive techniques in this article and put the example or sentence beside the technique. I need...

Please look for persuasive techniques in this article and put the example or sentence beside the technique.

I need about 5 techniques such as emotive, anecdote, rhetorial, statistics, attacks and praise, exaggeration, incusive, irony, metaphor, generalisation, or reason and logic from the article, thank you.

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"By the end of my time as prime minister, I concluded that the solution was specific and quite different from conventional policy." appeal to ethos: the speaker is using his role as a former prime minister to help establish his credibility for the audience

"Elevate this into a high- faluting wail about a Britain that has lost its way morally and we will depress ourselves unnecessarily, trash our own reputation abroad and, worst of all, miss the chance to deal with the problem in the only way that will work." appeal to pathos: speaker is using emotionally charged words like wail, trash, to create fear in the reader about the potential outcome of the situation. This is also an example of a slippery slope fallacy because if the situation is not addressed as the speaker suggests Britain's reputation will fail.

"But many of these people are from families that are profoundly dysfunctional, operating on completely different terms from the rest of society, middle class or poor." This is an example of a hasty generalization because it assumes that if a person comes from a dysfunctional family then he will be in a gang.

"Britain, as a whole, is not in the grip of some general "moral decline". I see young graduates struggling to find work today and persevering against all the odds. I see young people engaged as volunteers in the work I do in Africa, and in inter-faith projects. I meet youngsters who are from highly disadvantaged backgrounds where my Sports Foundation works in the north-east and I would say that today's generation is a) more respectable b) more responsible and c) more hard-working than mine was. The true face of Britain is not the tiny minority that looted, but the large majority that came out afterwards to help clean up." This is an appeal to logos by referring to young people who came from poverty but still were positive contributors to society.

"At a time of cuts, our aid budget – which saves countless thousands of lives – is being protected. There is criticism but the remarkable thing is not how much but how little. The spirit that won the Olympic bid in 2005 – open, tolerant and optimistic – is far more representative of modern London than the criminality displayed by the people smashing shop windows." Appeal to logos because evidenced is based on past events. Also, it is an emotional appeal because it stirs a sense of patriotism.

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