Summary Of Thank You For Arguing Sparknotes

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Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs is a splendidly woven book that teaches people how to become rhetorical. Heinrichs spent many years working with the art of rhetorical persuasion. Even though he is a husband, father, teacher, and author, he always finds time to perfect his persuasion skills. Heinrichs’s main strategies which he uses constantly throughout the book are his backstories and examples; with that, his best chapter is Chapter nine: Control the Mood, and I believe this book should be used in college as ENGL 1301 study guides to help students get a better idea on the art of persuasion. Jay Heinrichs’s book, Thank You For Arguing, gives several techniques on how to become a more rhetorical and/or persuasive person. Heinrichs writes about different ways to use ethos, logos, and pathos so that persuading others can be more effective. One of Heinrichs’s strategies that can clearly be seen across his novel are the numerous real life examples he provides. He does this to help readers even more. By supplying readers with many cases throughout the book, he is able to prove that his game plan for winning a crowd work in real life. In chapter 4, he teaches the big…show more content…
Not only that, but Thank You For Arguing also uses relatable real-life examples to help further our understanding. As a high school student, this book has helped me grasp a deeper comprehension on what logos, ethos, and pathos mean. I only knew the basics of pathos, logos, and ethos, but with Heinrich's book, I am able to actually use it in real life. Even though there are some parts of this book that aren’t really highschool friendly, the majority of his book is a great help for readers. Therefore, Thank You For Arguing should be used in later years for this
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