The Case Against School Prayer Rhetorical Analysis

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Journal Response to “The Case against School Prayer” For this first Essay, I will analyze “The Case against School Prayer” written by Annie Laurie Gaylor. I will analyze this essay based on The Toulmin model, which rely heavily on fact, value, and policy, as well as the Aristotelian Rhetoric, which draws upon logos, ethos and pathos. In the Toulmin model the main focus will include claims of fact, which are supported by data throughout the essay, and also claims of policy, which stress a change in allowing prayer to continue in public schools. The Aristotelian Rhetoric Focus will primarily be based upon logos, and ethos, because Gaylor’s essay relies heavily on her credibility. The use of logos is seen in that she quotes

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