Education Ethos Pathos Logos

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President Obama gave a speech in 2009 addressing the importance for children in school to work hard to obtain their education. In his speech, President Obama was able to effectively argue that one needs to work hard in school to obtain a quality education by using ethos, pathos, and logos to get through to his audience. Ethos is used to create credibility. In order to show he empathizes with the students, President Obama uses ethos. He says “I know that feeling.” (Springboard 71) when the topic of getting up in the morning comes up. This is one example of many where President Obama uses ethos. He uses ethos again when he says “I get it. I know what it’s like.” (Springboard 71) to show he understands the struggles of failure in school and staying
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