The type of rhetorical text that I decided to analyze is a television ad. This ad is an anti-smoking ad titled “Last Dance”. This commercial features a family consisting of a mother, father, and son. It shows a family who has come to accept the tragic circumstances of not quitting smoking. In this case,
This postcard builds suspense in the reader’s mind. Alex saying that this adventure could kill him makes the reader interested in finding out more. “If this adventure proves fatal and you don’t ever hear from me again I want you to know you’re a great man.” (Krakauer 3).
The CW tv show The Flash displays many examples, of logos pathos, and ethos throughout its streaming. The emotion of the show is greatly seen through the main character while logic is expressed by all characters through their plans and ideas, ethics is also seen by the occupation each character. This tv show has many examples of the rhetorical appeals, these elements bring the show together as a whole.
Award winning journalist and author, Jon Krakauer, in his book, Into the Wild, analyzes the life of Chris McCandless as well as the events that ensued his death. Krakauer’s purpose is to inform the reader about how and why Chris McCandless decided to embark on a journey into the wilderness of Alaska. He adopts an empathetic tone in order to impart to his readers that Chris McCandless was a very misunderstood young adult.
In the music video "Same Love", Macklemore used pathos, history, and symbolism to emphasize on gay marriage, marriage equality, and homophobia in hip-hop. It follows a storyline of how a boy started to feel like he was gay in the 3rd grade, but his mom reassured him that it was just a phase. Throughout his life, he still had that strange feeling that he could not shake. He was even pressured by his peers to play a game called seven minutes in heaven. He became very uncomfortable which caused him to leave to another party. One day, he decided to bring his partner to his parents' house for dinner and disclosed that they were getting married. As usual, the parents are surprised to hear that their child likes the same sex. Towards the end of the story, the two men get married and by their sides were their families supporting them in every way. Finally, they were happy with a child
Taking the bad in with the good, although you may be the perfect classification in order to be targeted in todays society. How you’re classified is based on things such as a persons race, intellect, social class, and appearance. A 2009 film, The Blind Side, written and directed by John Lee Hancock stars, Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw, is based on a true story. This movie tells a story that truly depicts simple acts of kindness that has the capability to change a persons life.
Hozier’s 2015 song “Work Song” suggests that true love comes from hard work, devotion, and sense of faith. The author creates a story that illustrates how someone who is miserable and at his lowest point, can find love and finally have a greater purpose. Hozier’s song encourages his listeners by showing them that true love can make someone strive to be better. As the song progresses, rhythm, the juxtaposition an image, and careful diction convey that above all, love is the root of happiness, but it is not achieved without laborious work.
‘From the margins to the mainstream: the political power of hip-hop’ by Katina R. Stapleton
I chose this song because, in my opinion, it has a good thesis that backs up the song lyrics and it gives you a positive feeling. Basically, the song is telling us to always keep our faith and stay strong no matter what. It encourages people to
Hozier’s 2015 song “Work Song” suggests that true love comes from hard work, devotion, and sense of faith. The author creates a story that illustrates how someone who is miserable and at his lowest point can find love and finally have a greater purpose. Hozier’s song encourages his listeners by showing them that true love can make someone strive to be better. As the song progresses, rhythm, the juxtaposition of images, and careful diction convey that above all, love is the root of happiness, but it is not achieved without laborious work.
Many people wish they can drop everything important to them and isolate themselves from society; very few people will even attempt this, but Chris McCandless breaks societal norms to accomplish this goal. In Into the Wild, John Krakauer tells the story of this young man’s life to inspire the audience to chase their dreams through the use of logos, involved sentence, and anecdotes.
A prosecutor’s job is to find evidence to support his case against an individual accused of breaking the law while a defense attorney tries to present evidence to prove the innocence of the person accused. Neither can be truly be unbiased about their evidence but each of them is motivated to confirm a particular position. Much like a defense attorney, in his biography, Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer attempts to prove that McCandless’s tragedy was not due to his incompetence or lack of knowledge about the wild. He asserts emotions and rational onto McCandless’s experience as well as drawing similarities between his personal experience and McCandless’s in order to create a more sympathetic response from readers.
First, the song shows what love can actually do to you as a whole. It can make you feel like you lost a piece of yourself
The essay, “A Movie, a Word, and My Family’s Battle”, by Patricia E. Bauer former reporter for the Washington post, effectively argues that the use of the term retard has become desensitized within American society. Bauer maintains an overall strong individual bias, a unique voice, and a powerful family story that intends to fully capture the attention of the reader and invites them to view her perspective. By utilizing both a personal narrative and movie example Bauer primarily targets a supportive audience, by appealing to emotion.
In the article, “BOW DOWN, MACKLEMORE: Why Same Love is NOT My Queer Anthem,” Kelly Fox argues that Macklemore’s song Same Love is homophobic, racist, and that Macklemore is a poor excuse for an LGBT ally. While Fox may have a few good points, she rants throughout her article, and establishes almost no credibility with her audience. All of this makes finding those good bits really difficult and not worth it.