Powerpoint over how to recognize appeals being used in persuasive essays such as speeches, or other non-fiction materials. Worksheet to accompany ppt can be obtained by contacting me at
Powerpoint over how to recognize appeals being used in persuasive essays such as speeches, or other non-fiction materials. Worksheet to accompany ppt can be obtained by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aristotle taught there are 3 main strategies in an argument
Rhetorical Chart The core of the rhetorical chart is purpose —What does the author/speaker cartoonist/filmmaker/advertiser want the reader/listener/viewer to Feel? Think? Do? Author’s Purpose Logos Ethos Pathos
Identify the SOAPS in the margin on the right of the excerpt.
After you do the SOAPS, then answer the questions.
How do you feel about being an American when you read this passage?
How does the phrase “lighting of candles” express emotions?
“ lighting of candles” The word “lighting” suggests a feeling of …. Using the word “candles” Evokes a feeling of ….
Do the same thing with this phrase “ giving of blood” This phrase creates a feeling of…. The words “giving blood” reminds me of…. In summary, discuss in two sentences the emotional appeal (pathos) expressed by Bush in his address to Congress. Use evidence from the excerpt to back-up your opinion.
President Bush uses pathos to acknowledge the courageous act of Todd Beamer when “[he] rushed terrorists to save others on the ground….” In addition, President Bush points out the feelings of the American people toward their fellow Americans when he discusses the “unfurling of flags, the lighting of candles….” to show that America is united and will not let “terrorists” destroy the “strong…union.”
Read the excerpt from the Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech by Albert A. Gore, Jr.. The excerpt is about 8 minutes into his acceptance speech.
Analyze the logical appeal on your worksheet “ Svante Arrhenius calculated…” “ my teacher, Roger Revelle, and… Dave Keeling…” What do the experts bring to the article? Write that in the box. What does the scientific research do for Gore’s Conclusion? Write that in the box.
Write a sentence that identifies the logical appeal and provides text evidence For example: Gore uses logical appeal to convince the reader that CO2 is a hazard to our environment and climate when he states that “CO2 is invisible, tasteless and odorless—which has helped keep the truth [hidden]….”
Angelou emphasizes her relationship with Mrs. King, and therefore her qualifications to speak, by referring to herself and King as “we” and also as “ a sister-of-a-sister.” Through Angelou’s first person reference and reference to racial affiliation, Angelou makes it clear that she is qualified to speak to others that cared about Mrs. King because they were friends.