Rhetorical Analysis Of Logos

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David Brooks utilizes the rhetorical devices of Logos, Ethos, and Pathos to build his argument that disrespecting American values is counterproductive. First, Brooks uses the Rhetorical device of Pathos to appeal to the emotions of the reader. He says that “Over the centuries, this civic religion fired a fervent desire for change”(Par. 6). Brooks uses the word “fervent” in his writing, because it appeals to the emotions of the reader, It expresses the extent of the desire for change. This is known as pathos. Next, Brooks uses the rhetorical device of Logos to appeal to the intelligence of the reader. He says “as late as 2003, Americans were the most patriotic nation, according to the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center”.
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