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Pathos and Logos Claims

A worksheet I hand out early in my Comp/Rhet classes to help students think about the kinds of pathos/logos claims they can make…

An unexpected upside? 359 more words


Merismus (mer-is’-mus): The dividing of a whole into its parts.

The Trump Administration is divided into four uneven parts: family, friends, business associates, and lies. “Lies” almost accounts for all of the Administration’s total size. 151 more words


Argumentative Choices and Other Insults

I’ve been given the middle finger a number of times in my life.  Oddly enough, it’s rarely been by any of my students (or at least not to my face).  856 more words



Mesarchia (mes-ar’-chi-a): The repetition of the same word or words at the beginning and middle of successive sentences.

I was looking for a piece of paper. 56 more words


The Wall Street Journal

The Journal: A website I use to acquire information more often than any other news source is The Wall Street Journal. I don’t really like most of the other news pages as they come off too biased for my liking. 636 more words



Mesodiplosis (mes-o-dip-lo’-sis): Repetition of the same word or words in the middle of successive sentences.

There’s no time like the future! There’s no time like the past! 88 more words