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Aristotle's Rhetorical Triangle
Transcript of Aristotle's Rhetorical Triangle
The Rhetorical Triangle
But Only to the Occasion
"When I was in Vietnam..."
.."since overtraining is a common problem..."
"What allows the cells to perform this function are the chloroplasts..."
"When I was growing up, my parents went through a rough divorce..."
"One out of three people generally believe that..."
When Schoupenhauer said: "Those who can't: Teach," he was actually a professor talking smack on a more succesful professor..."
"I must admit, I have limited experience in..."
"Since I had to follow my heart, I decided to risk..."
"I understood that I would lose, but I had to morally..."
"When I donated my kidney..."
"In school, I had the hardest time in English class, but after..."
"In my nine years of teaching..."
"I earned my diploma in 1998"
"After earning National Board Certification..."
"When I won MVP for the season..."
"I have a drivers licence!"
"Even though it goes against my ideals, I still have to admit..."
"The actual decision has no effect on me, but I do know that it will adversely affect..."
"I understand how you feel, but I am concerned about what will happen to you if you decide to..."
Giving statistics to persuade a five year old...
Trust me, I'm a doctor! Now hand me that baking sheet and spatula.
Rhetoric is not a replacement for action, but prepares the hearts and minds of people to take the desired action.
Pathos: Evoking Emotion
The Three Appeals
"It would be the American thing to do..."
"Think about it, money, fame, love, and power. All can be yours if you simply..."
"If you do it, you'll end up getting killed or even worse!"
"And because you were too selfish to give money, they all ended up starving."
Some statements can be more than one appeal.
"When I lost my leg in the war, I learned who my friends really were."
Ethos & Pathos!
They all are used to make people:
Words can command and persuade people to take
Words can convince people to
If you have questions, ask Mr. Abuel!
A lot of pathos can be found on Maslow's Heirarchy of needs!
Every Persuasive Occasion
has Three Elements
Every Speaker Needs To Establish...
Every Message Should be Structured Around...
Example/Proof -> Conclusion
y so x
"Mr.Abuel killed a student, so he should go to jail."
"Killing is wrong, so Mr. Abuel should go to jail."
Premise/Reason -> Conclusion
z so x