Posted: April 14th, 2016
Pathos-appeal to emotion
Ethos-appeal to authority
Imagery- descriptive details that appeal to the five senses
Metaphor/analogy-comparison of unlike things
Repetition/parallelism—using the same words or sentence structure more than once
Tone—the attitude the speaker has towards his/her subject
Syntax—the arrangement of sentences.
Speaker/Narrator/Perspective—who tells the story or relates the essay
Inductive Reasoning—use of specific instances to arrive at a general conclusion
Deductive Reasoning—use of a general claim to arrive at a specific conclusion
Fallacies (generally not good)—use of false reasoning
Dialectic/Rogerian Strategy-acknowledging and making concessions to the other view to appear
3) Develop a working thesis that puts forth your position about which speaker’s use of rhetorical
appeals and other techniques is more effective and why.
4) Determine 3-5 main supporting points or reasons to back up your thesis.
Possible Rhetorical Strategies/Elements of Writing (there are more…)
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