Explain the rhetorical situation present in the text. What is the genre? Who is the author/source? Who is the audience? What is the author’s purpose? What is the context of the message? How do these factors interact with each other to shape how the author presents information?

Writing

English 1.

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  1. Explain the rhetorical situation present in the text. What is the genre? Who is the author/source? Who is the audience? What is the author’s purpose? What is the context of the message? How do these factors interact with each other to shape how the author presents information?
  2. Find evidence of logos. How is it used to persuade the audience and achieve the purpose? Include details and examples to support your answer.
  3. Find evidence of ethos. How is it used to persuade the audience and achieve the purpose? Include details and examples to support your answer.
  4. Find evidence of pathos. How is it used to persuade the audience and achieve the purpose? Include details and examples to support your answer.