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Rhetorical Analysis of an Article

What is the author’s main argument, and how does he use language to convey it?


How does the author appeal to logos, providing a reasoning to develop ideas and connect the claim to evidence/facts?


How does the author appeal to pathos, providing an emotional appeal through the connotation of his words? What types of imagery are created through his diction? How would you describe the author’s tone and diction?


Who is seen as credible? How does the author build credibility in his argument through his own experience or others?

What limitations do you see in this article? How could the author have strengthened his argument to better appeal to his audience?