Rhetorical Strategies & Notes. “Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men” —Plato . Review: .
“Rhetoric is the art of ruling
the minds of men”
Note: Consider how the author uses these strategies to persuade you based on the purpose of the text.
(What is bothering the writer?)
(Who is the writer addressing?)
(What does the writer intend the reader to do after reading the text?)
(The Central Argument or structure of argument)
Appeal to character of the writer Appeals to emotions of the reader
1. Good sense
2. Good character
3. Good Will