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Why would you say that! Rhetorical Analysis

by Aujene Jecole

This is for my writers wanting to create stories with intentional strategies of conveying a audience. If you enjoy reading this will also help you indentify the authors motivies behind any written content. The analysis is based on a story called "“Finding the Strength to Fight Our Fears” by Terry Ahwal, (CLICK HERE TO READ STORY)

In “Finding the Strength to Fight Our Fears” by Terry Ahwal, rhetorical appeals of ethos, logos, and pathos are implemented to influence the standpoint of the audience. The author immediately takes use of ethos by developing a position of credibility to build trust with the audience. Getting the audience to trust the testimony of Terry Ahwal experience was the main goal before she even began to expose the reasoning behind belief. Techniques in relation to pathos were demonstrated to sway the reader closer to the personal understanding of the Ahwal emotions. The impact of credibility and the personal connection between the author and reader is essential because it plays an important role of understanding the use of her logic in relations to finding the strength to fight fear. The rhetorical appeal of logos was the final strategy the author used to convey the audience to be fully engaged on the prospective of how finding the strength to fight fear is survival.

Firstly, it’s imperative for the author to use techniques relating to ethos for the purpose of exposing an unexpected prospective to the audience. Building trust with the audience is critical because people naturally gravitate to ideologues similar to their beliefs. The author used ethos to build credibility to talk about her experience when the author revealed how young she was when her journey began. The author made it obvious when she stated “When I was ll years old and living under the Israeli occupation” (par. 2) . Allowing the audience to know her background circulates a higher position of respect for her belief of finding the strength to fight fear because it demonstrates how her when you are living elsewhere. objective is directly connected to a personal experience. The background of her upbringing was mentioned so that the audience would have an idea of how different life can because people tend to lean on personal experiences as source of credibility rather than principles, simply because there is proof or evidence. The author began her story using ethos as a way to establish the significance of her environment.

In addition, the author uses pathos to analyze her thoughts so the audience can understand her thinking prospective. He reintroduces herself as a young child to gain sympathy for how well the situation was handled at such a minor age. The author revaluated her emotions when he internally asked.....CONTINUE READING

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