2 OBJECTIVES -Understand and define ethos, pathos, & logos -Recognize characteristics of E,P,L in a given text-Employ E,P,L in your own writing
3 Letter HomeYou will write a letter to your parents asking for something. The “something” should be a serious request. Maybe a curfew extension, raise in allowance, a car… In your letter you will use ethos, logos, and pathos to persuade your parents to honor your request. Your letter will be mailed home, and your parents will provide me with feedback on the effectiveness of your argument.
4 ETHOS Greek word—related to ethics/ethical Moral; showing moral characterImage—how does a writer/speaker come across?
5 ALLUSIONreference to, a place, event, literary work, or work of art, either directly or by implication.Not to be confused with illusion
6 Speaker’s Ethos Does he speak with confidence? Appropriate word choice?How does he carry himself?Is he nervous?Eye contact?Is tone appropriate for audience?Is he speaking with purpose?
7 Writer’s Ethos Appropriate word choice? Correct spelling & punctuation?Is tone appropriate for audience?Organization—Writing with purpose?
8 Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King The Letter from Birmingham Jail is an open letter written on April 19,1963 by Martin Luther King Jr., an American civil rights leader. King wrote the letter from the city jail in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was confined after being arrested for his part in a planned non-violent protest conducted by the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights and King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference against racial segregation by Birmingham's city government and downtown retailers.