Rhetorical Triangles By Mary Ann Shadd Cary

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Writer Mary Ann Shadd Cary makes use of rhetorical triangle to explain the need for the Provincial Freeman. In her editorial she uses the three rhetorical strategies ethos, pathos and logos to persuade her audience of the need for her newspaper mainly as a voice for colored Canadians.
She makes an appeal to reason dependent on logic. In particular, in the second to last paragraph she brings up an example of how there was a paper that never informed people of Canadian particulars because the Editor knew nothing about Canada. So she goes on to lead the reader that it wouldn't make sense for them to do the same thing to colored Canadians. Which is that it wouldn't make sense to think that having a person who isn't a colored Canadian write about colored Canadians and say it suffices as a voice for them. Cary however probably knew that her logical reasoning would not be enough since it was the very human and personal topic of voice. …show more content…

In the first paragraph she stresses the point that her readers need a voice. She makes it seem like a simple necessity with her rhetorical question when she asks, "Is not that plain?" on line 15 after stating the need for a voice in the country. She creates a feeling of urgency when she says, "To be always at the mercy of the demagogue of the hour is neither safe, dutiful, nor in any sense becoming" on lines 10-12. This makes the audience afraid and the feeling that they need a voice now. The answer to that fear and problem is her newspaper the Provincial Freeman a voice for colored Canadians by colored Canadians. However, this would mean nothing to the reader if it were not coming from a reliable source that they could trust to be their

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