I can identify rhetorical appeals, devices, and fallacies in a speech.
Learn how to identify persuasive language in texts Understand how rhetoric is used to influence an audience Analyze how authors use language to shape meaning
Rhetorical Analysis: A Study of Language Use
Rhetoric: The art of using language to convince an audience in a persuasive way. Persuasion: The act of influencing an audience to think or behave in a certain way. Rhetorical Appeals- Logos, Pathos, Ethos Rhetorical Devices- Alliteration, Allusion, Anaphora, Metaphor, Simile, Parallelism Rhetorical Fallacies- Bandwagon, Circular Reasoning,
Ethos- Appeal to authority Logos- Appeal to logic Pathos- Appeal to emotion
S- Speaker: who is speaking, why do they matter? O- Occasion: when/where are they speaking? A- Audience: to whom are they speaking? P- Purpose: why are they speaking? S- Subject: what are they speaking about? Tone- how do they feel about the subject?
Alliteration -The repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning of several words in a sequence. Allusion- A short reference to a familiar person, place, thing, or event. Anaphora- The repetition of the same word or words at the beginning of successive phrases or sentences. Metaphor -A comparison of two different things by speaking about one in terms of the other. (NOT using like or as) Parallelism - A list of successive words or phrases with the same or very similar grammatical structure. Simile- The comparison of two, unlike things by using the words “like” or “as.”
Eli Weisel - Indifference Greta Thunberg- Climate Ronald Reagan- War on Drugs Donald Trump- Inaugural Address Emma Gonzales- Gun Control Kimberly Latrice Jones- BLM
Evaluate your speech as a pair using the next slide for annotation.
Black- SOAPSTone (identify, write on back) Yellow- Ethos (underline, explain in margin) Blue- Pathos (underline, explain in margin) Red- Logos (underline, explain in margin) Green- Fallacies ( star, identify the type in margin) Purple- Rhetorical Devices (exclamation, identify the type in the margin)
Rhetorical Analysis Key
Was it easy to put aside your bias and just objectively analyze your speech?
What was the hardest part about evaluating the speech?