Rhetorical Terms/Concepts, and Main Arguments
Logos, Isabella Grana
Logos is the key to persuasive and effective communication.
Logic, Mica Gilberti
There is no correct way to employ or teach logic.
Ethos, Caroline Bailey
The credibility behind an argument lies within the moral character, virtues, and experience of the speaker.
Ethos, Sammy Clark
Ethos is a pervasive concept that drives characterization and identification.
Ethos, Lily Harding-Delooze
Ethos enables a speaker to demonstrate their knowledge and believability.
Ethos, Ja’Corey Johns
An argument that is meant to appeal to an audience’s ethics or ethical responsibilities.
Ethos, Atorian Perry
Ethos is important to demonstrate expertise, build a reputation, and to gain respect from others.
Pathos, Amy Harding-Delooze
In today’s age of mass media, pathos is the most effective mode of persuasion.
Pathos, Tayte Dupree
Pathos is very powerful when used by a speaker to address a desperate audience.
Pathos, Katherine Kaye
Journalists and news anchors intentionally evoke emotions from their audience as a means to be more persuasive.
Pathos, Alex Murphey
The power of pathos resides in humankind’s unpredictable way of behaving.
Pathos, Alex Fitpatrick
Modern day society is filled with pathos.
Pathos, Omar Hernandez
Do what is best for you before relying on someone else’s opinion.
Pathos, Molly Olson
Fear appeals in campaigns and advertisements are effective in changing consumers’ behaviors.
Pathos, Sandra Wang
Politicians draw attention and appeals from citizens through the application of pathos.
Pathos, Tiffany Wang
Pathos is an effective rhetorical strategy to use in order for politicians to win political campaigns.
Kairos, Kenton Bachmann
The inopportune often creates the best opportunity for positive change.
Kairos, Rachel Singleton
Kairos is imperative because it creates context and urgency.
Kairos applies to every day, even our political leaders.
Deliberative Rhetoric, Mannat Rakkar
Trust and Ethos, Logos, and Pathos allow educators to become rhetors.
Epideictic Rhetoric, Rory Britt
Donald Trump’s ceremonial political oratory exemplifies what is and is not epideictic rhetoric.
Memory/Collective Memory, Morgan Milhollen
Music can serve as a producer of collective memory
Style, Eliza Jane Stamey
The subjectivity of style allows individuals to express their uniqueness
Confidence, Royce Francis
With the absence of confidence, communication is impossible.
Confidence, Drew Kendall
Confidence in ourselves is a powerful asset that benefits us greatly.
Adaptability, Grant Brown
A person or company’s adaptability determines their success.
Jazz, Emily LaFar
Jazz shares stories and emotions that cultivate conversations and connections.
Humor, Bailey Hartfield
Humor is a rhetorical tool that can elevate one’s life.
Normal, Abbey Krueger
Normal is a societally situated term that creates exclusivity.
Reality, Matt Albren
‘Right’ can be ‘wrong’ and ‘wrong’ can be ‘right’ at the same time.
Rhetorical Situation, Cameron Hite
Using personal connection helps understand the rhetorical situation.
Dramatism, Will Ziff
One can learn about their own lives by using Dramatism.
Storytelling, Grace Evanstad
Storytelling is an innate gift and educators must embrace it.
Purpose, Imogen Blackburn
Despite the covid-19 impact on Purpose, it is an ever-shifting experience that can be reconfigured with the flow of life.
Purpose, Kelly McCormick
Purpose helps us better understand ourselves and communicate with others
Connection, Madison Borsellino
Human-beings adapt concepts that are necessary for survival including connection.
Ideology, Catherine Diemer
The use of a two party system has caused overconformity that confuses citizens’ political ideologies with an identity.
Work, Jordan Houston
Labor rhetoric is a multifaceted, inescapable aspect of our lives.
Revolution, Kaylah Cook
Black Americans deserve the same revolution that established America.
Critical Race Theory, Blaise Gardineer
Rhetoric influences the world around us, as evidenced by black experiences.
Cult, Elizabeth Marr
Academics need to examine how cult leaders persuade desperate followers.
Hermeneutics, Anthony D’Angelo
By allowing an analysis of interpretation, hermeneutics can be used in rhetorical practices.
Juxtaposition, Kelly Reichert
Rhetorical juxtapositions present dissimilarities and less explicit commonalities of information.
Hyperbole, Brendan Tinsman
Hyperbole is one of the most effective ways to convey emotion.
Mask, Anna Lawrence
The mask, despite its variety of historical contexts, has become a visual and rhetorical symbol for pandemic life in 2020 and offers a tangible way to understand, appreciate, and relate to the challenges of the pandemic.
Identity, Georgia Evans
Personal identity is found through the various rhetoric of people and places in our everyday lives. In order to find our own sense of identity we need both to be able to relate to others whilst also distinguishing ourselves from others.
Identity, Braxton McNulty
Identity is transformational based on the specific setting.
Gender, Anna DeCarlucci
Identifying vs. being something may work against non-binary ambitions of gender.
Feminism, Lucy Rice
Society must reconceptualize the word “feminism” to fit a broader definition than the “one size fits all.”
Feminism, Anna Lummus
Feminism means the equality of men and women. The negative connotation surrounding this term must be erased.
Ghosting, Kiya Norman
Ghosting is a bad rhetorical strategy because it causes negative psychological changes, emotional shifts, and uncertainty.
Tabula Rasa, Jack Talton
“Tabula rasa” can give hope and motivation to developing children.
Cancel Culture, Alex Herne
Cancel culture risks destructive effects because it removes conversation.
Fake News, Matt Wolpe
Fake news is used primarily as a rhetorical device.
Tribalism, Chase Woods
Tribalism is the default setting for passing judgement when we cannot get to know someone.
Gratitude, Dionne Highley
Gratitude is a positive feeling that everyone should practice everyday.
Love, Anna Campana
Everyone is surrounded by love in some form. I have found love through playing tennis.
Light, Megan Waterston
Compassionate people change other’s lives in beautiful and brilliant ways.