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Logos, Pathos, & Ethos

Key Take Aways

  • An argument ideally is balanced between the three devices.

  • Often one device can override another.

  • What is key is that the audience is open to what the speaker has to say.

  • All three devices can be used effectively but still fail to persuade an audience.

  • This does not undermine the value of being able to identify the use of these persuasive techniques.

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