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The modes of appeal

We ended Thursday’s class by talking about Aristotle’s 3 Modes of Appeal and how they would apply to an advertisement.  For review, check out this video that further discusses how persuasive techniques work in advertising.

Additional links to help better understand Aristotle’s theories:

  • and finally, here’s a site that includes more explanation and examples to describe ethos, pathos, and logos

and for fun, since it was mentioned in our class discussion on Thursday, here’s the Old Spice guy:

After watching the ad, answer the big question: Who is saying what, to whom, and for what purpose?

How are the modes of appeal being used here?

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Who is saying what, to whom, and why?

Here’s something you’ll all recognize:

How do the modes of appeal work in this ad?  Is there any accidental/expressive/rhetorical communication taking place?

Look around you, rhetoric is all around us!

 

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The Modes of Appeal

Aristotle’s three modes of appeal will be the foundational rhetorical theory of RCM 300:

 

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