RHET 120 - CH.11 hw - HW Ch.11 Ethos Pathos Logos Pathos...

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HW: Ch.11- Ethos, Pathos, Logos Pathos- persuading an audience by appealing to their emotions Ethos- convincing an audience through credibility Logos- persuading an audience by reasoning Pathos in Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech: “Instead, it is that American spirit - that American promise - that pushes us forward even when the path is uncertain; that binds us together in spite of our differences; that makes us fix our eye not on what is seen, but what is unseen, that better place around the bend. That promise is our greatest inheritance. It's a promise I make to my daughters when I tuck them in at night, and a promise that you make to yours - a promise that has led
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Unformatted text preview: immigrants to cross oceans and pioneers to travel west; a promise that led workers to picket lines, and women to reach for the ballot.” 1) In his acceptance speech, Obama makes promises to the American people that the future looks bright and he will do whatever it takes for us to succeed as a nation. 2) Pathos 3) In his argument, Obama uses an example of pathos by appealing to his audience the emotion of spirit and pride. 4) I believe this element was effective in persuading me because when I watched his acceptance speech on TV, I felt spirited and excited to see the change Obama promised to bring....
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  • Spring '11
  • Rhetoric, acceptance speech

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