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Persuading through Rhetoric: Ethos, Pathos,Logos
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 GT Take out your Frayer Model for Freedom Chapter 3 and notes 10/10 Homework: Freedom Sort due Monday 10/14. Objective: Students will develop an understanding of freedom in preparation for the Freedom unit. What makes you decide to purchase a product? How do advertisers appeal to you?
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Take out your Frayer Model for Freedom Homework:Any late or missing work. Objective: Students will develop an understanding of freedom in preparation for the Freedom unit. What makes you decide to purchase a product? How do advertisers appeal to you?
The art of persuasion View each of the following clips and decide what tricks the advertisers use to get your attention and persuade you to do or purchase something. SM Phone Mike
What is Rhetoric? Rhetoric (n) -the art of speaking or writing effectively as a means of communication or persuasion. – According to Aristotle, rhetoric is "the ability, in each particular case, to see the available means of persuasion." He described three main forms of rhetoric: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos. In order to be a more effective writer, you must understand these three terms. You will better understand their meanings which will make your writing more persuasive.
Three Forms of Rhetoric… Ethos Logos Pathos
ETHOS, PATHOS, and LOGOS Ethos: Is it Ethical? Pathos: Does it make you feel a strong emotion? Logos: Does it make you use your sense of reason?
Ethos Ethos : Ethics To make the audience decide right or wrong about what is being presented to it Political issues, national beliefs, religious issues, etc… Typically has contrasting colors symbolizing the difference between good and evil.
Ethos can also refer to credibility. Ethos (Credibility) Ethos: the source's credibility, the speaker's/author's authority We tend to believe people whom we respect. One of the central problems of argumentation is to project an impression to the reader that you are someone worth listening to, in other words making yourself as author into an authority on the subject of the paper, as well as someone who is likable and worthy of respect.
Ethos Example: Product: George Foreman and his Grilling Machine Repertoire: Boxing Champ and a Preacher Why is George Foreman credible?
Pathos Pathos : Emotion To make the audience feel something about what is presented to it Children, animals, illness, memories, etc… “Tugs at your heart strings”
Pathos Example: How does this advertisement appeal to emotion? Why?
Logos Logos : Logic To make the audience think about what is presented to it Statistics, facts, authorities, etc… Very straightforward, and not “fluff”. It has a very scientific, factual approach.
Logos Example Few of our children breath fresh air in their schools, which are being sprayed, inside and out, with millions of pounds of deadly, nervous system destroying pesticides. What are the details provided in this claim?
Can some advertisements have more than one appeal? Yes! The more appeals used in an ad the more likely the consumer is to connect with it. For the case of this lesson, pick the MOST emphasized appeal used in each ad to write onto your sheet.
Objective: As you view each advertisement that comes up on the screen, decide if it’s appealing to your sense of ethos, pathos, or logos.