Rhetorical Analysis Of Position On Dodgeball In Physical Education

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Authors utilize techniques such as ethos, pathos, and logos throughout stories to support their claims. In the articles “Position on Dodgeball in Physical Education,” by The National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and “The Weak Shall Inherit the Gym,” by Rick Reilly, both authors consistently use persuasive techniques to support their claims about the relevance of dodgeball in physical education classes. Using a more formal approach to the topic the authors of “Position on Dodgeball in Physical Education,” the NASPE, employ the persuasive techniques of pathos and ethos. For instance, the article starts off with the NASPE saying they “would like to reiterate [their] position about including dodgeball in school [pe] programs” (986). The group says this insinuating that they have already given their opinions. By saying this, it insinuates …show more content…

To close the article the authors ask the audience if “‘this [is] the type of game that [they] want [their] children to be exposed to?’” The group wraps up the article with this line to leave a lasting impression on the reader. This quote provokes emotions in parents who don’t want their children harmed. In short, the NASPE group uses emotional and ethical persuasive techniques to support their position. Through the use of comedy the author of “The Weak Shall Inherit the Gym,” Rick Reilly, uses pathos and logos to exhibit his position on the topic of dodgeball in physical education classes. Starting off in the first paragraph the author uses logos to show how he feels about the subject of the article. He explains that “dodgeball [is] outlawed by some school districts in New York, Texas, Utah, and

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