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Topics: Rhetoric
When writing it is very important to use either logos, pathos, or ethos. Ethos is the appeal to moral character, logos appeals with reason and logic, and pathos appeals to the emotions. It is very important to use all of these when writing but of course, everyone has a favorite. My favorite happens to be Logos. I would prefer to use logos because I like backing myself up with logical ideas that are facts. When using logos I like to use clear and concise information to help readers see logically why they should agree with me. When you can get someone to agree with your logic then it is really easy to convert them to your way of thinking. Nevertheless, pathos and ethos are also very good ways to change a person’s views on a certain idea. Ethos, for example, can be used when trying to persuade the audience that a character is a good person. This is because pathos appeals to moral character and it would be very helpful when trying to show the worth of what a certain character is doing. Pathos is a rhetorical device used to get readers to stop thinking and start feeling. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character.” –MLK In this quote, King used his little children to emotionally appeal to his audience and get them to see his side of things. Lastly, logos is the easiest rhetorical device to use out of the three. It is easy to find logical information that cannot be refuted. Someone can always counter emotions or the moral character of a person. But, one thing that cannot be disproved is a fact.

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