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  1. Rhetorical Triangle

  2. Warm-Up • Today is Day 54, 12/5 1 sheet of paper • Can you effectively persuade others to agree with you? Why or why not? Write about one success and one failure. Write at least six sentences.

  3. Rhetoric • Rhetoric is the art of ___communication___________________. • The rhetorical _triangle____________ we are discussing today was developed by _Aristotle_______. • Persuasive writers use both ___facts______ and ___opinions___ to make their points. • The _main____ __idea___, however, must always be an ___opinion___.

  4. The Rhetorical Triangle LOGOS (idea, message) ETHOS (form, manner) PATHOS (force, emotion)

  5. The Rhetorical Triangle • Every communication is essentially a trilateral relationship.  • Each point of the triangle influences the others, and all are influenced by the context of the communication.  • Each point of the triangle bears some responsibility for the success of the communication, and each point of the triangle corresponds with one of Aristotle's three appeals (i.e., general means of persuasion). 

  6. Rhetoric

  7. Ethical Appeal - Ethos • sense you (author) give as being competent/fair/authority • trustworthiness • credibility • reliability • expert testimony • reliable sources • fairness

  8. Rhetoric

  9. Emotional Appeals - Pathos • appeal to beliefs and feelings higher emotions • belief in fairness • love • pity • etc. • lower emotions • greed • lust • revenge • etc.

  10. Rhetoric

  11. Rational Appeal - Logos • appeal to logical reasoning ability of readers • facts • case studies • statistics • experiments • logical reasoning • analogies • anecdotes • authority voices

  12. Individual Work • Complete the “Finding Ethos, Pathos, Logos” Worksheet at the back of your packet

  13. Groupwork • Each group will be assigned an exemplar speech. You will read and analyze the rhetoric in the speech, noting the pathos, logos, and, ethos. • After reading your speech, synthesize your notes into a “Rhetorical Triangle” product. Your product may be a poster, a brochure,. In any case, it should contain at least 12 quotes, synopses, or symbols.

  14. Menu • Lyndon Johnson – “We Shall Overcome” • Gerhard Schroder – “I Express my Shame” • Eisenhower – “Military-Industrial Complex” • Frederick Douglass – “Hypocrisy of American Slavery” • Booker T Washington – “Atlanta Compromise”

  15. Projector Group 1 Aida Abdul Trevon Group 2 Ian Tatiana Imari Group 3 Ayania Jaezon Devion Group 4 Steven Ja’Neya Group 5 Eric Otissa Jasmine Group 6 Courtney Brandon Naomi Group 8 Naji Sidney Group 7 Justin Deasia Ahsan DOOR TEACHER’S DESK

  16. Projector Group 1 Shantel Samantha Group 2 Aarionna Courtney Group 3 Ariel B> Jael Group 4 Malik Morgan Terrie Group 5 Odalis Aerial P Sydney Group 6 Tymaine Joao Group 7 Rajaan Sofia Liticia Group 8 Jonathan Anthony DOOR TEACHER’S DESK

  17. Projector Group 1 Andre Marquis Nalexus Group 2 Kee’Shon Shaniyah Hunter Group 3 Reggie Truda Robert Group 5 Anthony Regan Sydney Group 6 Blaine Frederick Delvin Group 7 Stephanie Shaquwana Jevarus Group 8 Cameron Felipe Nakiyah DOOR TEACHER’S DESK

  18. Individual Writing • Write one of the following letters on a separate sheet of loose-leaf paper. In your letter, make sure to use at least one example of ethos, pathos, and logos. Your letter should be a full page in length. • A letter to a Berry teacher or administrator, suggesting a change in how the school could be run. • A letter to Batman, asking him to calm down and stop taking everything so seriously. • A letter to the weather, telling it to stop raining (or to start raining more often!). • Make sure to use ethos, pathos, and logos.

  19. Homework • Complete the “Finding Pathos, Ethos, and Logos worksheet