I’m currently working on an essay and have included two of the three rhetorical appeals Logos and Ethos. The main appeal is Logos, because There is a lot of information and facts. Ethos also, because there is authority that will help back up the claims. My audience is not directed to any individual group it is intended for everyone.
The use of Logos, Pathos and Ethos in writings is a way to persuade the reader, it is away to help the writer have better communication with his audience, mainly in speeches, text, advertisement and many others.
Because this text is intended for a worldwide audience, the author uses language that most people will be able understand. In addition a lot of information that common people would like to know is included. The subject is the lunar landing and the speaker is a writer at the times magazine who has viewed the moon landing. This is the reason why the writer is able to explain in detail what happened. Because the magazine is reputed, the information will appeal to readers of that magazine.
During a funeral for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, a Charleston shooting victim, President Obama delivered an influential eulogy. This eulogy turned out to be so powerful that it traveled throughout the internet and became known as one of Obama’s best speeches from the duration of his presidency. The speech resonated so well with many citizens because of its relatable content and connections to passionate issues in today’s society. The delivery of the eulogy played a gigantic part in its effectiveness to Americans as well.
It was August 29, 2005. A massive hurricane hit the gulf coast of the United States. There were 1,836 people killed. At least 70,000 people were rescued. The people of Louisiana needed hope that their lives would be rebuilt, so as governor, Kathleen Blanco gave an inspirational speech called the “Address to a Joint Session of the Louisiana State Legislature. This speech was presented to the Legislation to demand that New Orleans would be rebuilt and to prove that the people affected by the tragedy would fight through the challenge. Blanco thanked the assistance of everyone during the horrific event, such as, law enforcement and first responders. The speech was very powerful because of Blanco’s use of rhetorical devices, ethos, pathos, and logos.
The Gone to the Moon Speech was written by John F. Kennedy and announced on the day of May 25, 1961. The speech was given the title Gone to the Moon because Kennedy wanted the first man to be sent to the moon and surface the moon in achievement. It was the foundational standpoint for technology to advance. JFK uses logos, ethos, and pathos to relay his statement in a unique way to connect with the audience. It was the “official” start of the era of new technology.
Socrates was a greek philosopher who found himself in trouble with his fellow citizens and court for standing his grounds on his new found beliefs from his studies about philosophical virtue, justice, and truth. In “Apology” written by Plato, Socrates defended himself in trial, not with the goal of escaping the death sentence, but with the goal of doing the right thing and standing for his beliefs. With this mindset, Socrates had no intention of kissing up to the Athenians to save his life. Many will argue that Socrates’ speech was not very effective because he did not fight for his life, he just accepted the death sentence that he was punished with. In his speech he said, “But now it’s time to leave, time for me to die and for you to live.”
Writers do their job because they want to express their ideas to make an impact on the readers. Sometimes they want to convince their audience through persuasion. They can do it using different rhetorical elements such as logos, ethos, and pathos. These are Greek words that mean logic, character, and emotion consecutively.
¨Even when our heart aches, we summon the strength that maybe we didn't even know we had, and we carry on; we finish the race. ¨ Boston was devastated when the bombing occurred during the Boston Marathon. Obama´s speech conveys the message that Boston is strong, brave, determined and not to let terrorism destroy our city and people. In the speech the message portrayed to the country is not to be afraid and how as a country we can pull together after a heartbreaking occurrence is conveyed through a variety of literary strategies. Literary devices are used in everything we read and the speech given after the Boston marathon bombing by the President of the United States concentrates on colloquial and dialogue.
Sitting down and writing this essay, had me perplexed, I didn’t know where to begin and then I said ‘JUST DO IT’. A term that has many meanings such as motivation, energize, get in shape and work hard, and the first thing that comes to one’s mind is “Just Do It” which is what Nike stands for. The brand Nike is one of the most known brands for their slogan “Just Do It” which was coined in the year 1988. It is successfully known to all parts of the world with famous athletes associated with them to promote their products. Nike as a brand is such that is seen everywhere through advertisements or their reliable products they produce. For Nike to be well known as a company, it comes to a conclusion that they are working in a right way
The three elements of rhetorical appeals were analyzed in Po Bronson’s article “Learning to Lie,” published February 10, 2008. In the article, Po Bronson uses rhetorical devices to persuade the reader that a reasonable one-third of teens lie to their parents. Bronson discusses about young kids learning to lie and what their causes may be. To better convey his points to the reader, Bronson uses the rhetorical appeals of ethos, pathos, and logos. Ethos is trying to convincing the audience and a persuader by trying to achieve credibility. Logos is the appeal of logic and reasoning, and lastly, pathos is using emotion to persuade the reader. Through these appeals, Bronson tries to address parents about their children lying, their causes and effects, and showing them what their children is capable of.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union Address in the year 1942 opened with a powerful start. He remained good in posture, strong verbal skills, gestures and strong eye contact with his audience which goes to show confidence and being in control of your speech (Stephen D. Boyd, 2017). He addressed the Americans, the citizens of the United States before he mentioned anything. He went to show that the President, himself found faith in their spirits and how he was merely proud of his citizens. He presented a powerful statement to his audience by acknowledging them and according to Matt Eventoff, “a statement or phrase can catch the audience’s attention by keeping them guessing as to what you’re about to say next. Implementing the silence technique
On July 20th, 1969, the Apollo 11 with astronaut Neil Armstrong and his crew, guided by thousands of NASA technicians, supposedly landed on the surface of the moon. It was certainly one of the most extraordinary events accomplished by mankind up to that date. Neil Armstrong’s first words upon stepping on the moon surface will always be remembered “ A small step for mankind, a giant leap for humanity”.
Starting a new life away from home can be difficult. Many young adults experience this every year when they decide to go away to college. It is obvious to say that around that age is when young adults start getting to know themselves, and start acquiring better understanding of what they want from life. I am currently going through my first year of college, I can relate to the new lifestyle I started having when I came to CSUCI, but I have also seen many things that has made me learn from other people’s experiences. I wrote a letter pretending to be a worried mother as my project number two for my English 102 class last semester. I wanted to focus on women because I am a woman and I’ve heard and experienced cases where someone I know had an
Rhetorical devices is used significantly through both text, Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation, and A Fable for Tomorrow. Both text use ethos, pathos, and logos, but in different forms, and techniques. Which affects the effectiveness of the tone, and feeling of each text. Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation, uses more ethos, facts and credibility. A Fable for Tomorrow, uses more pathos, appeals to emotion.