This is a catchup of the last few sessions for IDAT101
Rhetoric, Argument and Persuasion
In Aristotle’s Rhetoric he defined the modes of persuasion as Ethos, Pathos and Logos.
In simple terms they are:
Ethos is an appeal to the authority or honesty of the speaker. It is how well they are able to convince the audience of their qualification to speak on a particular subject.
Which is to appeal to the audiences emotions.
Is to use logic or reason that backs up the speakers standpoint to appeal to an audience.
In classical Rhetoric the process of persuasion is divided into five sections:
The search for persuasive ways to present information and arguments.
The organisation of a presentation to ensure that all the means of persuasions are effectively used.
The use of correct, appropriate and effective language.
The use of mnemonics and to aid in Delivery.
Clearly putting across the message with effective gestures and vocal modulation.
Linguistic devices can also be used to improve the effectiveness of persuasive writing. Alliteration, anthropomorphism, antithesis, hyperbole, innuendo, irony, symbol, similes, parallelism, metaphors, rhymes and oxymorons among the most common.
These are all important tools with which to write effectively and should be useful to understand for writing my blog when I wish to be persuasive.