In the humanitarian news article from the Chicago Tribune by the Editorial Board, the immigrant caravan's intentions are proven to be non-threatening through several rhetorical strategies. The Editorial Board uses an example of a hypothetical situation pertaining to a stranger knocking on your house and comparing that to the incoming travelers, discredits claims made by anti-immigrant administration members regarding who the immigrants entering the country actually are, provides proof of America's immigration law that declares it within a migrant's rights to apply for asylum, and cites statistics to support their claim of the caravan's anti-terrorist intentions with numbers that show just how few terrorist attacks happen compared to how many visas are applied for and approved. The author's intention is to elucidate the caravan's reason for coming to the U.S. and to ease Americans of their fears surrounding the situation.Their relationship with the audience is understanding but firm in recognizing some American's concerns but explaining why they are not justified.
Fox News' Tucker Carlson implies that the recent election recounts in Florida are creating crisis, all at the hands of the Democratic Party. Carlson masterfully does this by continuously critiquing the Democrats that are responsible for the recount, and bringing up evidence that shows Brenda Snipes is obviously unfit to serve as Election Supervisor. Carlson also utilizes the repetition of rhetorical questioning to provoke the thought that these recounts may indeed be bogus. It is apparent Carlson desires to nullify the validity of the Florida recounts through these rhetorical techniques. In the article, Carlson aims to connect with more Republican individuals who find the Florida recounts to be a sham.
Bridget Bowman reveals Arizona's historical moment from the recent midterm election, in which the "first" female senator was elected along with her being the "first" Democratic senator in thirty years as well, through many rhetorical strategies to build a unified relationship with her audience. Bowman uses repetition of words such as "first" and the revelation of strategies used by the two opponents of the election, including references to past Senators like John McCain, to emphasize this historical event and also attract people of all political parties. The reporter's obvious purpose was to shed light on this event that will be forever remembered and possibly make a bigger movement for women as a whole. Bowman's unifying language and reference to both both major political parties creates a wide range for her audience and allows the reader to feel open to any opinion.
Stephen A. Diamond asks the question if unsolved homicides can be solved with forensic psychology in his article "Who Killed Jonbenet?" published to "Psychology Today." Diamond stays bias towards the family being accused of the brutal murder of their 6-year-old daughter. Subtly, the author includes small phrases into his article suggesting the family could have possibly committed the crime. He uses severe language to touch the hearts of those who might have gone through the same situation. The sexual, mental, and physical abuse that Diamond includes happened to the tender, "adorable" child creates the emotional impact needed to persuade the audience to trust his judgment. The heart-wrenching facts of screams heard throughout the neighborhood indirectly accuses the family of their inattentiveness, or their lack of heart when possibly committing an accidental crime and trying to cover it up.
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Tim Clinton in his article ",Veterans Day: Respect, gratitude and support -- how every American can honor veterans," uses Pathos and Logos to show the importance of showing respect to our Veterans and what Americans can do to show their respect and gratitude. Tim Clinton masterfully plays with the reader's emotions by showing the effects that war has on Veterans, so the reader will be motivated to do something to help. He then shows the facts of the number of Veterans with certain mental or physical diseases. Tim Clinton wants America to show respect and gratitude towards Veterans and wants America to help in any way they can.
Joel Mathis from The Week exploits that chaos is happening in Americas elections while bashing the Republican party in the making. He does this picking at and describing the touchy situations in the states that are not necessarily Republican nor Democrat like Florida. He uses negative language against Republicans where you can obviously tell his stance like "undemocratic" and "incapable" to lean his readers to follow his viewpoint. He wants his readers, mainly the left minds to get angry at this and want to make a change in the political system of the United States.
Virginia Heffernan wrote an article against for the new york times that clearly goes against the habits of current day teenagers. The article used scientific studies to display excatly how bad headphones are for teenagers. Stating that some teenagers can not hear whispers, and that headphones are being used to block out the rest of the world, Hefferman illustrates a compelling argument against headphones use.
Gregg Easterbrooks's forthright article shames the University of Maryland's football program, while educating readers on how to deal with these dangerous heat strokes. Throughout the article Easterbrook uses an abundance of negative tone words, and his own personal experiences to emphasize the "gulit" and "shame" that should be present. Easterbrook is reaching out to not only football coaches, but anyone who is in danger of having or witnessing a heat stroke. Hopefully our society will realize an athletes life is far more important than a sport, and coaches will take steps to prevent heat strokes from ever occurring.
In Robin Wright's malice editorial posted on The New Yorker which hosts a majority librertarian audience, he describes Trump's recent trip to Paris that celebrated the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day to subtly transition to Trump's failure in foreign-policy advancement.Through descriptive language, high authoritative quotes, and Trump's demeanor, Wrights easily conveyed his audience. Wright mockingly reported the cowardliness of the United States president during a rainy, symbolical march while Trump sat in the dry limousine; the writer then connected Trump's recent actions to foreign-policy breakthroughs that appear to be nonexistent. With a guided libertarian community, Wright conveys hatred to our current conservative president in hopes for a different result in the 2020 election.
Chris Whiton, from Fox News, implies that it would be a detrimental move for President Trump to switch his running mate for the 2020 election. He does this by offering examples of how selecting running mates to “balance the president” has ended in disaster on more than one occasion whether because it caused a second term for a president or the inauguration of ,“one of our worst presidents,” Lyndon Johnson. Whiton does this to convey the message that if Trump was to drop Mike Pence it would undermine his chances for re-election. Whiton’s appeal to logos allows the audience to see that the smartest choice for Trump in 2020 is to keep Mike Pence as his running mate.
In Holly Yan, Amanda Watts, and Susannah Cullinane's breaking news update posted on CNN's website regarding the many wildfires in California, more specifically Northern California, they bring to the public's attention the rising death toll due to the wildfires. By using numerous facts and supplying us with the constant update of the numbers, they appear seemingly more reliable by building up logos. Throughout the article they pull in an anecdote about Nichole Jolly and how "she thought her life was over when flames surrounded her car, filling it with smoke." This article has brought to the public's attention the rising of the death toll and destruction due to Camp Fire, Woolsey Fire, and Hill Fire. Yan, Watts, and Cullinane's reason behind posting this was to raise awareness of the fires, the increased possibility of them, and the heavy price people have to pay with human lives, maybe even their own.
In the editorial featuring life-altering information for some, written by Samantha Michaels and published by Mother Jones, the bleak realities of prisoners since childhood are both respectfully and skillfully addressed, but with the promise that all hope for these individuals is not lost. The fates of these 200+ inmates rested upon the shoulders of the 2018 midterm elections, as well as people like Dana Nessel, a lawyer in favor of "second chances", and adjusted sentences for those convicted and imprisoned as minors. Both the indisputable psychology of children and extenuating circumstances in which the crimes were committed have sparked the need for consideration of the proposals from said juvenile-lifers, and a continuous battle between specific cases, conflicted political parties, and the overall question of morality and forgiveness.
The Shorthorn's controversial editorial on gun laws argues extremely on the side of gun conservation. The author uses other causes of death rather than putting the blame completely on guns. He uses ethos and descriptive diction throughout the article to convince the counterclaim on the debated gun rights. The author's intended audience was toward republicans, who, as the author claims, believes more in mental health being the problem.
In this article from Mother Jones by Dan Spinelli, he writes about the rising suicide rate among american soldiers despite the millions of government dollars spent on a team/ department whose job is specifically to research and prevent these suicides. The author uses logos in quotes and facts to help prove the point that the government is not doing all that it could to help these soldiers.
In the Economist article, "Why Delhi is so polluted", claims why Delhi is so polluted by using comparisons, diction, and tone shifts. Comparisons are used to convey the reader to realize how the solution to the smog isn't an easy fix and several factors go in to it. When the words such as "successive" and "exacerbates" allows for the ready to really understand how serious the issue is and how many problems Delhi has going on. Lastly we see the tone shift near the end of the article which allows for the readers to have a sense of hope for the citizens in Delhi. The author wrote this article to show the general public the issues going on in Delhi and to spark interest in the readers as he ends the article with "the question is, when?"
In Emily Hanford article in The New York Times she explains a problem in school when it comes to teaching student how to read at a young age. The author establishes ethos when giving evidence how scientist know students aren't being taught properly; scientist have studied classrooms and clinics and have discovered many teachers don't use the scientific way to teach students. This is leaving six out of ten forth graders incompetent readers. Many teachers assume reading comes naturally just by handing the child a book they are interested in, and having the student use context clues and images to guess words. The process is not the correct teaching mentors should use rather they should teach children to decode using, "direct instruction in the relationship between sounds and letters." Teachers need to be taught the science behind how students learn how to read, if they are't children across the country will continue to suffer as a consequence.
In Charleston's article, "Dog owners need to stop treating their dogs like humans,"he argues that dogs are not people and have their own place in society as animated objects. The author uses anecdotes and quotes by experts in his article to convey his argument. The author's purpose is to convince dog owners to stop treating their dogs as people because it is unhealthy for the humans and animals. The audience should consider how they are affecting their dog and thier own life next time they put their dog in a stroller.
In the analysis by Aaron Blake from the "Washington Post", he talks about Trump's "five days of fury" and how he gave British Prime Minister May a hard time about trade deals and Brexit. Blake also speaks on the biggest loss of seats the republican party has taken since Watergate. He examines how Trump says that this is a victory for his party, but he does not show it based on his tweets and behavior.
In the Press & News article written by the ECM Editorial Board, they strongly believe that Ilhan Omar is the best choice for 5th District Congress. They use positive diction and an ideal tone to illustrate why she is the perfect choice for Congress. They present her as an epitome while informing the reader of her accomplishments and comparing her to other runners. The Board does this to persuade the readers over eighteen to vote for Omar by appealing to their emotional side and high morals.