Levitt and Dubner style adds an extra effect to the book. Through multiple rhetorical strategies, the authors are able to create friendly, but persuasive writing style. The authors really used the pathos, logos, and ethos strategy when creating Freakonomics. The pathos appeal was mostly done through humor. In almost every chapter, some kind or joke or funny story was told to set the picture.
Kids are obstructed by the technology of the world; parents were infatuated with the natural world. A specific choice of diction is then used for the rest of this section with a repetition of a certain pronoun at the beginning of each sentence. “We saw birds on the wires” and that “We were fascinated with roadkill” and frivolously joking “we counted cows and horses and coyotes, and shaving cream” (64-67). The repetition of the word ‘we” connects the readers together in a sense of unity. Unity leads to empathy which is the ultimate form of pathos.
Response #2 Thomas Mann was quoted stating that “Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most contradictory word, preserves contact- it is silence that isolates”. The quote is trying to illustrate the need for language to connect people together. Both Beckett and Faulkner agree that words are meaningless entities trying to express an idea. Faulkner’s beliefs go farther to demonstrate how unreliable and the separating nature of language; meanwhile Beckett would agree with the quote that even the meaningless word protects the individual from isolation, keeping them strongly planted in routine and the boredom of living.
But there are three main families that have stuck out to me and to tell you about them i am going to use the rhetorical devices i have learned about in school Pathos, Ethos, and Logos. To start, the first rhetorical device i want to introduce is logos. Logos,is to define a statement. Logos is shown in the movie
In writing, authors chose particular words and phrases to effectively convey their message or to engage the reader. Writer's word choices, also known as diction, can help communicate ideas, reveal emotion and opinions that they may have toward something or someone. There are many different levels of diction such as formal diction, used by Richard Rodriguez in his autobiography The Hunger of Memory, and neutral diction, used by Charles Bukowski in his novel Ham on Rye. The use of diction in these pieces make the stories come to life in the reader's head. Richard Rodriguez uses very formal diction in his autobiography,The Hunger of Memory, his words express his emotions and motives of being a writer.
However, other than its definition, fire has many symbolic meanings and can be interpreted many different ways. The author of the novel, Ray Bradbury, shows the many different connotations of fire through Montag’s evolving brain and thinking throughout the story. In the first part of the novel, Montag only thinks fire can be destructive. However, as the story progresses, Montag learns the more comforting symbol of fire. This allows him to be different from the rest of his society.
The authors of The Declaration of Independence successfully persuade the reader through the use of logos, ethos, and pathos. Of the three modes of persuasion, logos is definitely one of the most important. Logos plays off of the logic that something contains and how well the supporting informations relates to the thesis. The founding fathers used logos exceptionally well throughout their writing of The Declaration of Independence. One of the main ideas of logos asks if the thesis for the piece of writing is clear and specific.
Logos is an approach used in order to appeal to logic, and is a way of influence an audience by reason. Mairs uses empirical evidence such as statistics, facts and data such as percentage of employment to convince the audience. One great example that portrays the use of the rhetorical appeal logos can be found in the chapter Opening Doors, unlocking Hearts: “The
The writer puts this effect on the reader to stimulate senses of idea or emotion. The poem is also called “Oranges” so it shows how the poem really is a symbolization of hope. The words orange and fire are good connotations that helps create effect in the poem because it shows how these are symbols that stimulate emotions from the poem. Soto uses metaphor as a literary device when he says, quote, “I peeled my orange that was so bright against the gray of December”, meaning that the description of the oranges intense, “bright” color in contrast to the wintery “gray” of the landscape brings all the focus onto the orange in the speaker’s hands. Soto uses another metaphor when he says, quote, “That, from some distance, someone might have thought I was making a fire In my hands”.
By conveying logos through strong, logical arguments, the audience tends to see the speaker as prepared and knowledgeable. As an effect, the speaker’s ethos is raised since only someone who had pure intentions would work so hard to prepare such