A syllogism is a logical statement comprised of three parts: (1) Statement of fact (2) Situational statement (3) Logical conclusion comprised of the synthesis of (1) and (2). Syllogisms are not, however, necessarily accurate, and the same structure is often used for jokes. In argument, they"re definitions of a position.
Examples of Syllogism:
|Basic: Reptiles are cold blooded. A lizard is a reptile. Therefore a lizard is cold blooded.|
Satiric usage: All cats have tails. My dog has a tail. Therefore my dog is a cat.
Argumentative: Life isn't about being pedantic. He's being ultra- pedantic. He doesn't have a life.