Enthymeme Examples


Enthymeme - a logical argument that contains a conclusion but an implied premise. This type of reasoning is informal-in that the conclusion is reached based on implied reasoning rather than stated reasoning. Chiasmus is a form of enthymeme.

Examples of Enthymeme:

1. We cannot trust Katie, because she lied last week.

2. I cannot believe Sam broke your vase. I have known him for years!

3. I failed the test because the teacher doesn't like me.

4. Of course, he got the job - he's a man!

5. "With a name like Smucker's, it has to be good." Smucker's Jelly commercial

6. "He would not take the crown. Therefore 'tis certain he was not ambitious." Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

7."Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." Lloyd Bentsen

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