Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Best Thing I Learned Last Semester was...

Last semester, I learned how to properly analyze a nonfictional writing. Starting with Aristotle's triangle, we were taught how to read a paper and see more than just what the author wrote. I learned that almost all writings have ethos, pathos, and logos. Ethos is credibility, pathos is emotion, and logos is logic. I can now read any piece of fiction, nonfiction, or essay and look for these three elements, along with all other rhetorical strategies, in order to analyze the writing.

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