Logical Fallacies in V.S. Rai’s Poem 'Corona Says'
Keywords:coronavirus, pandemic, lockdown, argument, validity, fallacy
The poem “Corona Says” composed by a Nepali poet V.S. Rai criticizes the human actions that are assumed to have caused the recent pandemic of coronavirus. As the title suggests, coronavirus is the speaker in the poem, and it defends its presence against the human curse and tries to justify the affliction it has brought upon human beings through subtle arguments. This research paper analyses the truth of these arguments for their validity. For this purpose, various online articles written and published during the pandemic time were reviewed, and books on logical fallacies were also consulted. Close examination showed that the arguments of the corona are beset with logical fallacies which render these arguments invalid.
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