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elements of persuasion

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diction
word choice
details
the concrete details you use in your paper to prove your point.
logos
Appeals to the reader's sense of logic/reason and are usually facts or statistics.
pathos
Appeals to the reader's emotions. Word choice is important here, as emotionally charged language connects with people's emotions!
ethos
appeals to an author's credibility
parallelism
repeating a grammatical structure or an arrangement of words to create rhythm and momentum
repetion
The reuse of the same words, or nearly identical terms, in order to emphasize their importance
restatament
Expressing the same idea in different words to clarify and stress key points
analogy
Drawing a comparison that shows a similarity between two unlike situations or objects