Informing Students

Ti Eban, Mr.Justice, English IV Honors

For you to be able to pursuade your teacher to change the rules in school, you must first have a good reason for it.

You must have pathos, logos, and ethos in your essay, at least one of them. Most people that made a big speeches have this things in their speech. for example, in the Inaugural Adrdress of President John F. Kenedy, he uses pathos in this sentence " If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few that are rich". This allows the people to visualize that we need to help those that are in needs. It will catches the reader's eyes and catches feeling for it. You must be able to convince the reader's that you really want it to change. You must use repition in your speech. In JFK speech, he uses repition like, "To those and let both sides", this let the readers to concentrate on the reason why you want it to change. He uses ethos in this sentence " Let every nation know, wether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty". he aslo uses logos in this paragraph "We shall not always expect to find them supporting our view. But we shall always hope to find them strongly supporting their own freedom- and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.

Most motivation speech have a lot of pathos because they want the reader to fight for what they love and to never give up. You don't ever see a motivation telling you to give up because you can never succeed it or you can never reach it. They give you speeches that makes you feel good about yourself. They let you have a feeling inside of you to keep continue doing the things you love, they give you feeling to fight for something. They organize with their speech, some uses pathos as an introduction. As the speech goes on, they will add either logos or pathos. They will tell you all this thing that would make you say, " I will never give up, will fight ". For examples, in Queen Elizabeth I's speech to the Troops at Tilbury, She uses pathos in her introduction. She started off as " My loving people", she using emotion towards them. As it start, she continued with " We have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit our self to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery; but i assure you i do not desire to live to disturb my faithful and loving people" . She's telling them that they need to be ready with arms to fight for their loving people.

She didn't just use Pathos in her speech, she uses Logos too. She told them that they will be rewarded after the war. The war wasn't going to be free, she's going to pay them to fight in the war. She told them she'll give up her honor to protect their kingdom and their people. After hearing that they will be rewarded after the war, the soldier will have something to fight for. They will have money for their families and money for themselves. In this paragraph, you can tell she used logos, " I know already, for your forwardness you have deserved rewards and crowns.". she telling them facts so that they can fight for something.

Even though Queen Elizabeth didn't use any ethos, her speech was still motivated. She aimed for the soldier's heart not for their head. She have a lot of pathos in her speech, this allow to soldier to feel better about themselves. So when you write your argument, be sure that you have a lot of pathos in your speech. Let it connect to your audience, make it easy for them to understand.

You can write about anything you want in your argument, as long as it gets the audience attention; then you'll be fine. Talking about attention, Child labor should be the main and primary attention in the news paper and the news. Child labor still exist to this day, as you can see it in the pictures. That picture looks like it was taken around the year 2000. Boys and girls that are younger than us are working harder than any of us, probably more than our parents. They work for about 10 to 15 hours a day. Imagine a 5 years old and up working at that young age, don't you think its hard for them? You can tell that they don't have fancy things like we do. They don't have fancy clothes like we do, so just to keep a reminder for you guys. Look at other's live and be grateful for your's.

In that pictures you can tell that the back ground are very poor, nothing fancy and nice about it. The boy is dirty, his clothes are dirty, and he got that sad smile on his face. If we was to write an argument against child labor, we would have to use a lot of Pathos and logos. We need to get to the audience attention while telling them facts about child labor. We need to tell them why we want it to stop, and why we should change it. You can start writing it by doing some research to gather some facts. If you already know how child labor is, give them some logos.

You can write your argument after you know how to use logos, pathos, and ethos. Remember that this three thing will be way for your argument to be reached. You must have at least three of each subject. Be sure to use pathos the most, let the audience feel the emotion in your argument, let them change their minds. Everyone can write an argument just need to know the right words and subject to use it.

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