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Unformatted text preview: find the persona credible, informed, or intelligent o Interpretations of ethos are influenced not only by how a speaker presents herself or himself, but also by social factors such as stereotypes, assumptions, and other biases-Pathos o The rhetorical use of emotions to affect audience decision making o Speakers often use emotion to influence the audience to identify with a particular perspective-Logos (or rational appeals) o Refers to the use of rhetoric to help the audience see the rationale for a particular conclusion o Reasoning or rationality...
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