In her article "Trump has threatened to shut down the government at least seven times in the past six weeks," Amber Phillips brings to the reader's attention what Trump has threatened in the recent times. Her belligerent tone towards Trump and his actions create an appeal for the reader to become angry about what is going on. Throughout her article, Phillips gives multiple pieces of evidence which includes Trump's very own tweets, which has its own purpose. Phillips includes the Trump's tweets more than one time when showing evidence, doing this to highlight the fact that Trump spends much of his time on twitter saying what "should" happen instead of taking real action. Phillips purpose was to exploit Trump's thoughts and considerations and somewhat humiliating him while doing so with her sarcastic tone.
In the article “GQ should’ve named Colin Kaepernick its ‘Coward of the Year,’” it is apparent that Todd Starnes feels Colin Kaepernick is truly a coward, rather than the hero many have wrongfully portrayed him today. Starnes supports his beliefs by criticizing GQ of having the wrong definition of a hero. Another, more effective way, the author supports his beliefs is by giving examples of real life heroes and contrasting their voluntary heroic actions to Kaepernick’s “taking a knee.” It is obvious that the purpose of this article was to “set the record straight,” on the undeserved praise Colin Kaepernick received from GQ. Starnes forms a very analytical tone of GQ’s decision, with his desired audience to be right leaning individuals who find “kneeling to be more of a disrespectful action than heroic action.
In Sherri William's aggressive article arguing "With Trump in the White House, white nationalists aren't going anywhere," she clearly states her negative aspect of president Trump. William's use of her personal experiences show the "anxiety" and "hateful messages" she as a black woman had witnessed helping build the accusing tone. The example where Lebron James is called "dumb" by the leader of the country, is used to anger readers and create hatred towards Trump. If the most well-respected black people in the U.S.are being thought less of, readers can only imagine how ordinary colored people are treated. William reguraly uses words with a strong negative connotation such as "ugly" and "bigotry" to clearly state her opinion on the unfair outlook of black people.
In Elise Cooper's article ",Colin Kaepernick, Hypocrite," she accuses Collin Kaepernick of being a hypocrite. It is obvious that she does not admire Collin Kaepernick in this article based off of the title of the article and based off of what she says in the article. Elise Cooper uses many events and facts to justify why she feels the way she does toward Collin. Cooper uses many different examples to make us dislike or possibly change people's minds about Collin. She has a very serious and formal tone throughout the article. She uses sarcasm in the article by calling Collin an "upstanding citizen."
Dr. Paul S. Auerbach's editorial "How to Save Football Players' Brains," enhances exactly what the title states by using the rhetorical elements of ethos and logos while also giving alternatives to the challenges ignited in the reading. The author implies credibility throughout by stating that he has been on sidelines as a physician at a tremendous amount of games and how he is a professor of emergency medicine at Stanford. That transmits the idea that he knows what he is talking about and the reader should listen to him. Logos is presented the most in the reading to provide evidence to his claim that football needs more regulations to accommodate safety for players. He gives "proven" facts that assert a negative tone about the terrible dilemma football players have on their hands. The author gives ways to improve the issue to satisfy the audience that adores football and persuade them to make a change.
In "Gun-control Statues Aim to Evoke Students' Terror During Lockdowns," Emily Wax-Thibodeaux asserts the sensitive topic of gun-control and how the lack of it leads people down a windy road of terror and grief. Was-Thibodeaux develops this idea by using pathos, knowledgeable diction, and ethos. Her purpose is to arouse certain feelings of distress and fright in the audience so they can discover the true horror and misery that is disguised as school shootings. She writes in a passionate yet thoughtful tone for both people who agree and disagree with gun-control and who either fully or don't fully understand the consequences of allowing guns to have no boundaries.
Christina Sterbenz suggests in her analytical work, "Why Norway's Prison System is so successful," that Norway enforces a more efficient form of criminal punishment than the United States. She demonstrates this idea by contrasting, refuting, and applying logos and ethos to her argument. Sterbenz's purpose was to persuade the US to re-imagine how the current prison system causes anger in ex-prisoners rather than tranquility. The author's audience was aimed at American citizens who are have a voice within the country. She represents herself as a superior who has much more knowledge and experience in the matter at hand.
In the heart-wrenching article "How Media Obsession With Body Counts Could Actually Motivate the Next Mass Shooter", Mark Follman, leaves little to the imagination about his heavy claims concerning the current status on mass shootings and how we portray them in the media. By skillfully utilizing both ethos and logos, he identifies all confounding variables in his data, verifies his credibility by including that he was the one who "built the first open-source database of mass shootings", and is able to create the indisputable case that emphasizing the body count of mass shootings gives "nothing significant to the coverage", but might actually "exacerbate the problem". Follman's diction, both articulate and sophisticated while easy to understand, combined with the wide array of direct quotes from the killers, or "would-be" killers, creates and interesting as well as unique contrast that only further proves difference in mindset between even a possible mass murderer and a "regular" person. However, he was sure to include that each of the two groups of people have an odd fascination with the body count statistics, and, in some ways, see them as a "high score" or something to be "topped", therefor, peddling back to his claim, creating a viscous and extremely difficultly ceased cycle.
In the article" Should 16 year-olds be allowed to vote" on Pbs's website using numerous rhetorical strategies to show why the voting age should be lowered without coming off as bias. The artice uses ethos by stating the opinion of Charles Allen, a democratic DC politician. By discussing the reason why people against 16 year olds reasons that 16 year olds should not be allowed to vote the article is able to rebut the counter arguments. The article ends with the reasons why legaly 16 year olds should be able to vote.
In this story John McCain uses examples and role models in the story to describe his experience throughout his life but mainly his torturous story as a prisoner in Vietnam. He describes the life and personality of his former friend, William B Ravnel, to forward the story and to relate his experiences with Williams. During his description of his experiences in the hands of his captors he uses descriptive diction to create a sense of concern within the reader, using words like, "horror", "Scared", "tormentors". On the other hand, he describes the behavior of one of his tormentors to help his argument that not all people are tormentors and there is good in everyone. He uses descriptive language like, "Determination", "honor", "integrity" to describe his feelings toward his country.
Don't use a This I believe essay- needs to be an editorial news story.
In the article “NFL owners need to stop making excuses and give Colin Kaepernick a chance”from CBS NFL, the writer, Jason La Canfora presents the argument that Kaepernick deserves to play and he is extremely qualified to be on a team, but that the NFL and the owners of the teams wont give him a chance because of his controversial protesting could “hurt business.” he uses logos to support his argument and includes comparisons of Kaepernick's stats to current NFL players stats to prove his point. The writer also brings up multiple rebuttals that have come across to challenge his claim, but uses statistics and facts to prove them wrong.
In the article 'Romance novelist who wrote essay on "How to Murder Your Husband" now accused of murdering her husband' by AJ Willingham convinces the reader that Nancy Crampton-Brophy is guilty solely based off of her writing and doesn't have to use any other form of evidence. He convinces the audience by using foreshadow, diction, and irony. He begins his article with: Nancy Crampton-Brophy published a WordPress article entitled, "How to Murder Your Husband." Not only does this draw the reader in and make them keep reading it also foreshadows the arrest of Nancy and the death of her husband. The other uses diction to describe Nancy's writings. He uses words such as "Steamy, sinful plots" to allow the reader to begin to understand how wicked and corrupt she is. Finally the author uses irony to show how strange and ludicrous the situation is. She wrote multiple articles of "how to" and "pros and cons" of murdering your husband so how could everyone else not see this coming so it could be prevented? The authors purpose is to allow anyone who takes time to read his article to leave believing Nancy's guilty.
In Karl Rove’s “By attacking Trump, Obama shows he’s a self-absorbed partisan warrior, not a senior statesman” it is obvious he believes that Obama is hypocritical and uninformed. Rove supports his belief by first giving the example of how Obama said that “we won’t win anyone over by calling them names” but then went and called his political opponents names. The more effective way Rove gets his point across is by giving examples of the “stuff” Obama just plain made up like how Republicans have “systematically attacked voting rights. Karl Rove”s purpose for writing this article was to show that ex-president Obama is still acting as a “political hitman” and not the “elder statesman” he should. Rove really appeals to his audience of people who tend to lean towards the “right” and wanted “change” in 2016 by attacking the false statements that ex-president Obama made and providing them with the “real” facts.
In her news article "Billie Jean King: Serena was 'out of line', but umpire 'blew it'", Eliza Mackintosh asserts that while Serena Williams behaved inappropriately, the umpire Carlos Ramos escalated the situation by not responding to her accusations in the proper manner, leading to claims of thievery and sexism. Mackintosh supports her claim by remaining an unbiased reporter when detailing Williams' and Ramos' actions and by interviewing Billie Jean King, who suggested what the solution to the affair should have been, showcasing ethos as she was a prominent tennis player. Her purpose is to clarify that neither side handled the situation eloquently, and to use this event as the catalyst that leads to tennis rules and regulations being modified. Her intended audience are fans of tennis and those who watched the match and are wanting factual details, not a prejudiced recount of the match.
In an editorial posted on The Washington Times called "The Nation Approaching Midterm" the author persuaded the audience to vote for the Republicans in the Election of 2018. Initially the author grabbed the readers attention by creating ethos; the writer used phrases such as, "dying of the happiest season," and "stepping back into the harness," something everyone could relate to. He/she relates autumn to "the midterm election season," and the debate between the importance of "the economy and heath care." This allowed the author to sprinkle in logos to support his/her argument considering many critics express the uniform opinion, "the surging economy won't last." Since Trump was elected into office, he "created 201,000 new jobs," and the GDP reached "4.2 percent" growth rate. To further guide the reader established the purpose, the author expressed terminology including "bats away," "abandon polite custom," and "would destroy other men," to set a tone of economical domination. The author capitalized the data gathered to diminish outside thoughts and empower the audience to vote for Republican Congressmen.
In his "Is Homework Worth the Hassle?" Sean Coughlan directly addresses the unnecessary amount of homework given to children in a persuading manner. Coughlan utilizes situational persuasion to make the ideal home situation dealing with homework relatable to the audience. His passive-aggressive tone throughout the article includes counterarguments but quickly backs them up with quotes from Professor Susan Hallam, his main source, like "doesn't mean that endlessly increasing amounts of homework will keep delivering better results." The imagery highlights the "long nights" or "incomprehensible mathematics" the parents endure along with the children. Repetition on strong phrases like "no point" increases the authors influence on the audience that homework should not be entertained in this generation.
The article Schools Can Keep Kids Safe Without Giving Their Teachers Guns by the Editorial Board of The New York Times wakes America up to the reality of the horror that can happen in schools. The, "foolish proposals," that have become the talk in congress along fourteen states. America has started listening to these public figures rather than a solution that, "some 4,000 experts in the field," have supported. Schools are in need of more counselors and psychologists for better health care services, more focus on, "school climate," and, "threat-assessment programs." These will solve the problem at the root rather than wait for the problem to become a threat to everyone in schools.