Mark Mathabane uses the rhetorical triangle which involves ethos, pathos, and logos. The one he tends to use the most is logos because it appeals to logic. Throughout his writing there is credibility based off of his personal experiences that he endured and turned into a positive. For example walking away from getting rape or abuse by those men or even worse. He also used pathos as dealing with the audience emotions and offers solutions to the high school and the readers see’s both points of view in a better perspective. Like when Mark talks about not even providing the book to children if the schools are going to censor it. In addition, he uses ethos by building a trust with the audience, giving examples and his own point of view of why the
The United States is made up of some of the most diverse and interesting cultures in the world. Jamila Lyiscott proves this by showing her different dialects and how they are all equally important. Lyiscott believes that the way she speaks towards her parents, towards her friends, and towards her colleagues are all one in the same.
Bill McKibben is considered to be America’s first environmentalist activist. His project 350.org works to spread awareness of climate change around the world. Without his push to end projects such as the Keystone Pipeline, the planet would quickly reach the uninhabitable state he fears. While it’s too late to reverse the damages already done, he encourages everyone to do their part to keep the world from getting any worse. His efforts, along with activists around the world, have successfully divested $2.6 trillion in oil drilling funds, and while the few oil companies are still hanging on by a thread with support from large private businesses or people like the Koch family, clean sources of energy are becoming increasingly popular in the
The line between rational and irrational thought is often blurred for some more than others. Usually when we cross this line into irrational thought our brain will let us know that what we are doing isn’t within reason. While many believe that Christopher McCandless was crazy and his ideas were ludicrous; I believe that he saw the line between rational and irrational thought very clearly, and that all though some of his ideas may have seemed crazy to some, he carried them out in sane body and mind. Chris was an extremist, a radical youth with different ways of thinking, and often we as a society tend to identify someone as crazy when we cannot comprehend the reasoning behind why a person would do something. Chris was not crazy, but he was
Emotional, ethical, and logical appeals are all methods used in writing to perused you one way or another on various topics. Mike Rose used all of these techniques in this essay, to show how student who are pushed aside, distracted, or fall behind and fail. In this essay Rose describes that students who have teachers who are unprepared, or incompetent majorly contribute to student failure. He is trying to show that many children have potential that is overlooked or sometimes even ignored, by authority.
The speech from 1905 given to the Philadelphia convention of the National American Women’s Suffrage association by Florence Kelley highlights the issue of child labor in poor working conditions that had to be changed. Kelley manipulates her sentences into a large variety of fluid syntax structures and displays a prolific use of shifting between quantitative evidence and short anecdotes along with sporadic yet organized placements of repetition; in using these devices, she persuades her audience to act on stopping these abhorrent roles placed onto young children.
Throughout the novel Tuesday’s With Morrie, the author, Mitch Albom, reflects on his Tuesday meetings with his old professor, now consumed with a terminal illness, and, using many rhetorical choices, reveals “The Meaning of Life,” which they discussed profusely and divided into several categories. Topics such as Death, Emotions, Aging, Money, Culture, and more are all discussed in their weekly conferences, Morrie passing his wisdom on to one of his favor students. And Albom, writing about their talks, uses numerous rhetoric devices to discuss this wisdom.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his “First Inaugural Address” on March 4, 1933 after he had been elected into office. Because he became president during the Great Depression, the speech focused on his plans to improve the state of America and claimed that the country could escape its economic crisis. Eight years later, on December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States’ military base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The following day, Roosevelt delivered his famous “Day of Infamy” speech, which claimed that America needed to declare war on Japan. By using ethos, parallelism, and logos, Roosevelt does a more effective job of supporting his claim in “Day of Infamy” than in his “First Inaugural Address”.
On April 10, 1962, steel companies raised the prices by 3.5 percent of their products. President John F. Kennedy had tried to maintain steel prices at a stable rate. President John F. Kennedy, known for his diligence and persuasion, held a news conference about the hikes in steel prices. President John F. Kennedy, in his speech, uses rhetorical strategies such as diction, emotional appeals, and a persuasive tone to convince Americans that steel companies are declining the standards to maintain stable prices.
emotional appeal by going back in history telling everyone that this is not the first time astronauts died in space mission, this comforts the public about risks astronauts take to do their job, this may not appeal for those who were skeptical about the program at the beginning, rather it is to gain more support for NASA. He used “courage’ and “brilliant” those words were carefully chosen to evoke patriotism as well as persuade broader audience. Finely closes his Pathos by naming the astronauts one by one. Naming them individually he’s trying connect with each family personally.
Finding the fact that children from the age of “twelve to twenty years” are subject to labor heartbreaking. Florence Kelley’s speech, given at the National American Woman Suffrage Association, uses a variety of rhetorical strategies to turn the hearts of the audience against child labor, along with strengthening the argument for women’s suffrage. She does this to ultimately to argue that when women can vote, they will put a stop to child labor.
5. Identify an example of logos in the speech. Explain why it fits the parameters of logos.
Throught President Obama’s speech addressing gun control, Obama effectively uses both the appeal of ethos and repetition in order to persuade individuals into agreeing with him on the topic of tightening gun control.
Within the speech delivered at the convocation of Douglass College at 1977 by Adrienne Rich, one is able to identify how Rich appeals to her audience emotionally through pathos, when she states, “Responsibility to yourself…means insisting that those to whom you give your friendship and love are able to respect your mind” (Rich). Here, Rich conveys how the student must demand appreciation from others in order to develop academically. The quote engages the reader emotionally as Rich enables one to contemplate whether one truly appreciates his or herself as well as if one considers others dependable, when respecting his or her mind. Therefore, the reader is able to comprehend that if he or she truly appreciates their loved one, he or she would
President, Barack Obama, in his speech, “Democratic Convention Presidential Nomination Acceptance Address,” discusses and implies his reason of becoming Americas next President. Obama’s purpose is to convey the idea that he can become the next President, by recognizing what the past Presidents did and what change he can do as the next one. Obama uses a hopeful and promising tone along with the use of pathos, logos, and ethos to appeal to the audience in a relatable way.