Creating A Response From An Audience

Rhetorical Triangle

Work Time

The “rhetorical triangle” is a way of looking at strategies that writers use to try to persuade people.

Reread “Poverty’s Poster Child” and annotate to identify rhetorical appeals to ethos, logos, and pathos.

Then discuss the following with your classmates.

  • What rhetorical appeals are strongest in this column?
  • What would you say the tone is?
  • Why is this not satire?