Responding to “What is Rhetoric?”

Ethos, pathos, and logos are all very important aspects of rhetorical writing, but without each other, they would be useless. The three characteristics work together as a team, and without one, none of them would make sense, so therefore the rhetorical triangle should not be a triangle, but a circle, since they all work in unity. Also, as stated in the passage someone who “analyzes who writes, what she writes, and how she writes it, and to whom she writes it at once…” is a very powerful writer. She understands what rhetoric is and uses all of the characteristics of it to understand what she is reading.

3 thoughts on “Responding to “What is Rhetoric?””

  1. I completely agree with your statement when stating that ethos, pathos, logos, and style cannot work with out one another. I like what you said about thinking of them as a team.

  2. I agree with your thought, because the three really do depend on each other. I liked how you thought it should be a circle and not a triangle that was pretty clever.

  3. I like your point about how the rhetorical triangle should actually be referred to as a circle. I think better shows how the three concepts flow together.

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