Online resources for the three means of Persuasion, according to Aristotle: Logos, Ethos and Pathos.
- General Summary of Aristotle’s Appeals
- Examples of Ethos, Logos and Pathos
- Aristotle’s Rhetorical Situation
- Ethos, Pathos, Logos Explanations
Essay Prompt: What makes a speech effective and persuasive? Choose one speech from the book, Great Speeches of the 20th Century, and complete a rhetorical analysis essay. Consider the rhetorical appeals, devices, the audience, purpose and speaker. Include specific textual evidence to back up your claims.
Essay Final Draft Must Include:
Final Draft due Wednesday, November 13!
Consider the following two recent New York Times articles on the war in Syria and the United States’ possible intervention:
Complete a “Rhetorical Analysis.” Questions to consider:
From Everything’s An Argument (Lumsford, Ruszkiewicz, Walters, 92-93).
Discussion Question: Do you believe the United States government should intervene (get involved) in the war in Syria?
AP English Language Assignment
Essay Prompt: Which of Aristotle’s persuasive appeals—Ethos, Logos, or Pathos—does Wiesel use in the text Night to convince us that we should stand up in the face of injustice?
Due Monday, September 9!
Feel free to discuss the question below.