Rhetorical Analysis Of Apollo 11

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Rhetoric can define as “the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion.” There are many different types of rhetoric to help us analyze texts and illustrations. The different types of rhetoric can include ethos, logos, and pathos. As well as soaps and if the text is effective or ineffective. Soaps stand for speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, and subject. The Apollo 11 mission that landed the first humans on the moon was a very important time in 1969. This is very important to remember because whilst analyzing the four texts regarding that topic I came across the rhetoric appeals and their effective and ineffectiveness. The first text, titled “Man Takes First Steps on the Moon,” by The Times of London, can be found as very effective. The text itself included many examples of rhetoric and provided me with an understanding of what I needed to know. It provided me with examples such as “That’s one small step for man but one giant leap for mankind,” he said as he stepped on the lunar surface. This can represent the purpose for the purpose of landing on the moon was to be able to help us grow as a country as to expand our horizons in the fields of research and science. It represents a huge “leap” for mankind because it includes an example of ethos by showing how the article was a credible and trustworthy article. It states who wrote it which is a very credible source by just looking at who published the article. The second text is a

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