The 3 Appeals & The Rhetorical Triangle

Using the sources linked below and other credible sources you identify, answer the following questions in your notebook for Wednesday’s class. You will need a basic understanding of the appeals and the rhetorical triangle to complete the in class activity:

  1. What are the 3 appeals? Write an example argument statement using each appeal.
  2. Sketch Aristotle’s rhetorical triangle. Label the triangle with the appeals and speaker, text, audience.
  3. In what order should the three appeals ideally be placed in an argument? Why. 

Please copy the questions into your class notebook, then answer each fully–the work will be counted for a participation grade on Wednesday August 27th.

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