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I just need to know what rhetorical appeals are for the story "paradox and dreams" By John Steinback

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NAME Brad (Cypr PERIOD ]
What is the
Subject . the topic of the piece of writing
While reading the text, determine the SUBJECT OF
The subject is
that Americans
Things to consider
Ask yourself: What is this piece of writing about? What
restless and
are satisfied
topic(s) does it concern? Why does it matter?
What is the
Diction = word choice When writing, use
author's Style?
vocabulary suited for the type of assignment Words
that have almost the same DENOTATION
The colors stile
(literal/dictionary meaning) can have very different
CONNOTATIONS (implied meanings) Look for
is straight forward
formal diction, casual diction, and/or slang diction
and direct .
Detail = The facts, observations, reasons,
Elios = Credibility
examples, and incidents revealed by the author or
speaker that support the tone
Pathos = Emotions
Imagery = words or phrases, including specific
Logos = Logic
details and figurative language, that a writer uses
to represent persons, objects, actions, feelings,
and ideas descriptively by appealing to the
The author is
senses (smell, touch, hear, see, taste). Look for
figurative language (simile, metaphor, hyperbole,
also dissapointed
understatement, and words and phrases that
appeal to your senses.
Syntax = sentence structure; the arrangement of
words and the order of grammatical elements in a
Look for simple or complex sentences.
TONE What is the Tone?
Tone = the attitude of the author toward the subject
The authors
and the reader; While reading the text, one of the
most important questions is WHAT'S THE TONE OF
tone is critical
Things to consider:
Americans are
How is the author saying what he's saying? (What words
restless and
does he choose to use? What details does he choose to
include? How does he phrase his thoughts?) What is his
dissastified "
attitude towards the subject? Towards the audience?
What are the
Appeals: Ethical (Ethos), Emotional (Pathos), or Logical
Ethos_ credibility
(Logos). Ethos (Credibility), or ethical appeal: The
pathos = Emotions
character of the author is used to convince his audience.
i.e. How does the author build his credibility? Pathos
Logos = Logic
(Emotional): Persuasion by appealing to the reader's
emotions. Logos (Logical): Persuasion through the use of
reasoning. i.e. How does the author logically construct
his argument?

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