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
Use the following questions when analyzing rhetorical texts:
Occasion: Why is the speech being delivered or passage written? Is it a special event?
Audience: With whom is the writer or speaker communicating? How do you know? Which words tell you?
Purpose: What is the audience supposed to do? What lesson should they learn? How is the audience supposed to feel at the end?
Speaker (or author): Is the speaker a reliable person to discuss this topic? What qualifications does he or she possess?
Tone: What is the tone or attitude of the speaker or author towards the subject?