Rhetorical Analysis Of Coca Cola

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Catchy jingles are what persuades consumers to buy more and more products that they hear about every day. This concept has been around for years and the Coca-Cola Company is no stranger to it. Back in July of 1971, Coca-Cola released the commercial, “I’d like to Buy the World a Coke” that sent their customers into chaos with over 100,000 letters being sent to the company asking for more. This leaves many people asking: how did this one commercial have such an impact on the audience? And what did Coca-Cola use that drew so many people in? Here we will discover the method behind what is “I’d like to buy the World a Coke.” Founded in 1886 in Atlanta, Coca-Cola has been serving its world-known beverage for around 125 years. There have been various …show more content…

Pathos, being the strategy most strongly used in this commercial, connects with the feelings of the audience. By featuring the commercial atop a green hill with a diverse group of people, Coca-Cola is showing that people of different cultures can come together in harmony, which aforementioned, was what people were looking for at this period in history. Not only the thought of harmony among groups of people, but the song that they sing together melodiously. When the commercial begins we see a young blonde woman begin the song, then she is joined by the rest of the crowd in singing, “I’d like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love…” along with other verses describing animals and pleasantries that would accompany them in furnishing this home. When we think of home, we think of a place where we can be loved and cared for, a place that is peaceful and pleasant (or this is what most people hope for), which is exactly what Coke describes to us as we watch enchanted by the beautiful voices of the people. Coca-Cola connects with us by evoking emotions of belongingness, love, peace and harmony amongst our fellow friends and people. This form of pathos is what really hooks the …show more content…

By using pathos to give the audience a sense of harmony with their community and evoking feelings of togetherness, Coke brought together a larger audience than they probably imagined. Although ethos was not as strong, the end credits for the commercial did boost the credibility for Coca-Cola with them admitting to what they did in the production, why and their continuous use today of the idea of sharing a coke. This particular commercial remains a major success for the company itself and in all honesty, boosted the ethos of the company in providing the audience with something they can relate to on an everyday

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