Levitt and Dubner style adds an extra effect to the book. Through multiple rhetorical strategies, the authors are able to create friendly, but persuasive writing style. The authors really used the pathos, logos, and ethos strategy when creating Freakonomics. The pathos appeal was mostly done through humor. In almost every chapter, some kind or joke or funny story was told to set the picture.
Florence Kelley’s use of sarcasm was valuable in developing her viewpoint. Her use of sarcasm and oxymorons challenge the audience’s sense of what is possible, which causes them to more deeply ponder the situation at hand. Florence Kelley wrote her speech with the intention of attacking the dangers of the country’s policies and in the hope of making a difference in the country’s
The fact that they had similar goals and somewhat similar experiences led them to use some similar poetic and rhetorical devices. For example, both Clifton and Sojourner use the rhetorical strategy of appealing to ethos. Sojourner’s speech is full of ethos. She repeatedly pointed out the immorality of slavery and the contradictions between how women were “supposed to be” treated and how she was treated. This is also somewhat the case in Clifton’s poem.
Courter’s tone, evidence, and rhetorical mode of narration supports his argument that a lack of reading may hinder a person’s ability to communicate effectively. The author evokes a comically light hearted tone throughout the article. He emphasizes this tone by adding, “they have erroneous, and sometimes hilarious, notions of how the written language represents what they hear” (Courter). This article was not intended to mock or ridicule his students, but
This passage from the essay, “Miss Jewett”, justifies how diction is used to create art in writing. Willa Cather uses words like, “design”, “full of perception and feeling” and “two kinds of making”, to justify how authors’ have the ability to express their feelings through their writing. Authors like Sarah Jewett who was able to portray her feelings towards
The use of language throughout the essay shows that she knows what she is talking about while making it easy on the reader. Even though the diction isn’t the juiciest I have seen before, she is able to get her point across easily while being able to keep the audience’s attention throughout the whole essay. All of this ultimately comes down to her strong use of ethos and logos to get her point across in this essay. She relies more on statistics and quotes from outside sources to present her argument which ultimately makes it much more effective. Her credibility is established in the first paragraph with her use of the statistic in the first sentence which makes it much easier for her audience to listen to her and agree with her
When the book was in poor or very bad conditions, it went to the “nigra” (black) student. He recognized the racism and this made him really sad. Mildred Taylor illustrated him as an emotional character, at this moment. It is very unusual for a first grader to notice this and point this out to the teacher and the class. He even stomped on the book!
The use of these appeals and devices varies from speech to speech depending on the speaker’s purpose, relationship with the audience, situation, and intentions for the mood of the speech. In “The Children’s Era” by Margaret Sanger, the rhetorical appeal of pathos and device of analogy were important in order for her to get the reaction she wanted from her
She even begins to talk about feminism in her review. She goes on and on about how these images and attitudes will lodge deeply in children’s consciousness. Seriously, come on. Children won’t be thinking of how The Lion King is sexist, or how they’re stereotyping gays and blacks. The only thing they’ll be focused on is either how scary Scar is, being afraid of the hyenas, or sad at the ending.