Presentation on theme: "Douglass’s Rhetorical Skills"— Presentation transcript:
1 Douglass’s Rhetorical Skills Rhetoric: The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing.
2 As you read The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, think about the following : 1. the writer = Douglass is writing from the point of view of an American slave.2. the ideas = Douglass makes comments that appeal to people’s reason.3 the story/drama = Douglass tells the stories that best appeal to our emotions.What is persuasive powerful about his description of the characters? Find quotes that reflect how the story
4 Aristotle’s RhetoricEthos: the source’s credibility, the speaker’s/author’s authorityLogos: the logic used to support a claim (induction & deduction); it can also be the facts and statistics used to help support the argument.Pathos: the emotional or motivational appeals; vivid language, emotional, language and numerous sensory details.
5 The Narrative of Frederick Douglass follows Aristotle’s three fundamental elements of persuasive speaking and writing.1. Ethos = appeal to one’s own character(= the writer)2. Logos = appeal to reason(= the ideas)Pathos: appeal to people’s emotion(= the story/drama)