Can You Be Persuaded?. The Art of Rhetoric. Think About This…. Are you strong minded or are you easily swayed? What are the various modes of persuasion that you encounter that help you make decisions? Which modes of persuasion are most effective?. Rhetoric.
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Can You Be Persuaded?
The Art of Rhetoric
Logos, Pathos, & Ethos
Repetition (Anaphora): Uses the same word or words more than once for emphasis:
“Freedom leads to prosperity. Freedom replaces ancient hatreds among nations with comity and peace. Freedom is the victor” (Ronald Reagan)
Parallelism: is the use of similar grammatical constructions to express ideas that are related or of equal importance
“ Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
A strong argument typically includes:
You must do the following:
Is there a historical event, document, or person that helps prove my thesis?
Think of a story that you have read that makes the same point as your thesis
Is there a real-life person who life story will help prove your thesis?
I=Imagine that a person…
Create a hypothetical situation that proves your thesis.
Let’s practice with this prompt:
Should teachers be allowed to carry handguns in schools? Agree or Disagree?