Aristotle appeals

Aristotle appeals - Emotional appeals- to provide support...

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“Rhetoric, in the general sense of the use of language in such a manner as to impress the hearers and influence them for or against a certain course of action, is as old as language itself and the beginnings of social and political life.” – Aristotle, The Art of Rhetoric Aristotle’s Three Argumentative Appeals Effective arguments contain all three types of appeals. Logos – logical appeals Ethos – the authority and character of the writer/speaker Pathos – emotional appeals logos - support your general claims with concrete, specific data. Facts - can be proven. Expert opinions or quotations Definitions - statement of meaning of word or phrase Statistic s - offer scientific support Examples - powerful illustrations Anecdote - incident, often based on writer's personal experiences
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Unformatted text preview: Emotional appeals- to provide support for reasons, carefully chosen loaded words , carrying positive or negative connotations, sway readers' emotions Present opposition- and give reasons and evidence to prove the opposition wrong • pathos- a carefully reasoned argument will be strengthened by an emotional appeal. Use description or narrate an example, often from your own experience. Your point of view is demonstrated in an emotional appeal, and is important to the reader. Careful word choice presents your position accurately. • ethos- convince your readers that you are fair, honest, and well informed so they will trust your values and intentions. Expert or special knowledge of subject Experience Helped by convincing logical evidence...
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This note was uploaded on 07/14/2010 for the course ENGL 015 taught by Professor Travers during the Spring '10 term at Peru State.

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