Pathos appeals to one’s softer side. A prime example of pathos are the adopt a pet commercials on TV, the radio, and now, there are pop up ads on the internet. The advertisers get a helpless animal, get some actor with a soft, compassionate voice to tell the story, and cap it off with the saddest song in the history of ...
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... literature in order to avoid being manipulated by the author. Seeing how authors use these appeals in order to persuade an audience that what they are saying or arguing about is worth agreeing with. Having a homosexual family member that is looking into adoption and not having a full understanding of the rhetorical appeals are the reasons for analyzing this specific article. Seeing how Appell chose to put each appeal to use in order to persuade her audience satisfied the missing pieces to being completely aware of them and how they are incorporated by an author. All in all, after gaining an in depth understanding of the three principles it has become much easier to put the rhetorical appeals to use when going over a piece of writing
Annette R. Appell. “Legal Intersections: Lesbian and Gay Adoption.” Adoption Quarterly 4.3 (2001): 75-86. Print.
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