1:Analyze a recent persuasive speech utilizing each of Aristotle’s three artistic proofs: logos, ethos, pathos. You can pull from different branches of government and/or occasions, and various issues.
2:Identify the speaker, speech, and occasion.
3:Source all examples from the same speech to examine the interrelation between the modes of proof.
4:Feel free to use any of the terms and concepts for each type of proof.
For instance, you could identify an enthymeme and/or a series of examples for logos.
You could also analyze intelligence, character, and/or goodwill as the primary method of establishing ethos.
You could recognize the speaker’s evocation of any of the emotions as an example of pathos.
For each concept, develop a clear thesis in one paragraph .
Rhetorical Analysis Style :
-Aside from identifying the speaker, speech, and occasion, avoid introductory comments one would typically find in a full-length essay, for instance: “The lecture notes outline several types of artistic proof,” or “rhetoric is a multi-faceted part of our society.” Simply begin with the first concept that applies to your example, such as: “The speaker used the following enthymeme as a means of creating logos.” Then proceed to illustrate this artistic proof through brief quotations from the speech itself.
-For each example, provide direct quotations that demonstrate that concept. In other words, provide proof or evidence for your claim about the speaker’s method of persuasion.
-Keep quotations 1-2 sentences maximum. It’s better to follow each brief quotation with strong explanations in your own words than to simply string together a series of block quotations. The goal is to show your analytical skills.