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Excerpt From the “1996 Address to the Democratic National Convention” by Christopher Reeve Christopher Reeve was the actor who played Clark Kent/Superman in Superman: The Movie. (1978) In an accident in 1995, Reeve was thrown from a horse and left paralyzed. In 1996, he spoke at the Democratic National Convention to convince the audience of the importance of passing the Americans with Disabilities Act. Highlight each persuasive appeal used in the speech. Ethos Logos Pathos Annotate in the margins the “name” of each and explain the use of each. Highlight Reeve’s claim in pink, the counterclaim in green , and the rebuttal in red. Find the rhetorical question and bold it. 1 . Over the last few years we have heard a lot about something called “family values.” And like many of you, I have struggled to figure out what that means. But since my accident, I’ve found a definition that seems to make sense. I think it means that we’re all family, that we all have value. And if that’s true, if America really is a family, then we

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