Essential Tools for Teaching Rhetoric: Ethos

What are the essential tools for teaching rhetoric and rhetorical analysis? This blog series will explore one tool each week. Ethos As we established in last week's post about rhetorical appeals, ethos isĀ an appeal to personality or character. Aristotle conceptualized ethos as morality, expertise, and knowledge. A speaker's ethos might rely on virtue and goodness, … Continue reading Essential Tools for Teaching Rhetoric: Ethos

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Essential Tools for Teaching Rhetoric: The Appeals

What are the essential tools for teaching rhetoric and rhetorical analysis? This blog series will explore one tool each week. Aristotle's Appeals Perhaps the best-known part of Aristotelian rhetoric is the appeal. Aristotle presents three appeals, also known as the Aristotelian triad: ethos, pathos, and logos. All three appeals can be found in most arguments. … Continue reading Essential Tools for Teaching Rhetoric: The Appeals

Essential Tools for Teaching Rhetoric: Definitions

What are the essential tools for teaching rhetoric and rhetorical analysis? This blog series will explore one tool each week. Definitions of Rhetoric What, exactly, is rhetoric? Let's survey the conversation around how to define this concept. Aristotle is the father of rhetoric and rhetorical analysis. His classic writing, The Art of Rhetoric, is foundational … Continue reading Essential Tools for Teaching Rhetoric: Definitions