Thursday, August 03, 2006

claims 7/3

The writer of the One State Gazette uses the common value of happiness and the idea of perfection to appeal to the audience.

The word choices of the bulletin such as "purest" and "flawless" make the readers interested in what they are reading.

The writer of the One State Gazette uses pathos to first make the readers excited, then make them feel ashamed, and yet hopeful that they can be cured from their "sickness".

The writer uses a clear enthymeme so it is easy for the readers to make a connection to what the author is saying.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jordan said...

This is a really good start. Make sure to address the opposing views: would everyone interpret his diction as interesting? Would everyone feel excited/ ashamed/ hopeful? Make sure to include examples of enthymeme to, that seems very important. Really good point about pathos.

I'm going to keep thinking about this, I'll get back to you if I think of anything more.

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Blogger Nick_sp said...

yes indeed, you must be sure to address counterarguments in order to strengthen your own case.

also, I would try to establish the presuppositions that the Writer of the article shares with his intended readers, and show why it is the "majority" of the citizens of the One State would follow these presuppositions.

also, make sure to be very explicit about the details of the ethos, pathos, and logos. do not assume that anyone knows what you're referring to until they've read what you have to say.

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