In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than on the opponent's idea.
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words that are close to one another.
A reference to a well-known person, place, or thing from literature, history, etc.
Comparison of two similar but different things, usually to clarify an action or a relationship.
Repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of two or more sentences in a row. This is a deliberate form of repetition and helps make the writer's point more coherent.
A short, simple narrative of an incident, often used for humorous effect or to make a point.
The presentation of two contrasting images. The ideas are balanced by word, phrase, clause, or paragraph.
A short, often witty statement of principle or a truth about life.
Usually in poetry by sometimes in prose; the device of calling out to an imaginary, dead, or absent person or to a place, thing, or personified abstraction.
Appeals Pathos (Emotional appeal)
The aspect of a literary work that elicit sorrow or pity from the audience. An appeal to emotion that can be used as a means to persuade. Over-emotional can be the result of an excess of pathos.
Appeals Ethos (Ethical appeal)
When a writer tries to persuade the audience to respect and believe him or her based on a presentation of image of self through the text. Reputation is sometime a factor in ethical appeal, but in all cases the aim is to gain the audience's confidence.
Appeals Logos (Logical appeal)
Appealing to the audience through use of proper reasoning and factual information.
He gushed about the city, as if he found Eldoroda.
Her mouth was a megaphone projecting her thoughts, loudly.
She was young. She was smart. She was beautiful.
Family Guy is full of anecdotes, especially when Peter tells a story.
Her face was ugly, but her mind was beautiful.
"People in hell want ice water," said my Mom when I said I wanted new clothes.
In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo calls out "Juliet" over her dead body
Logos (Logical Appeal)
Seven out of every ten women will be in an abusive relationship before they're thirty.
Ethos (Ethical Appeal)
Trust me, I'm a doctor.
Pathos (Emotional Appeal)
Without your donation, this puppy will die.
"Alysa wouldn't understand, because she's a Catholic."