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Ethos, Pathos, and Logos.

I need to understand the terms ethos, pathos and logos and then find a piece of political writing like a speech by a president or other political figure to explain it to me. You could look at a speech by President Barack Obama about the war in Afganistan, or John F. Kennedy's State of the Union Message (1961). These are just some examples as there are so many to choose from, so can you apply those terms for me please.

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There are three argument appeals: logos, pathos, and ethos.

Logos refers to logical information or data that is presented in an argument. For example, statistics and facts. In Kennedy's speech he says, "We take office in the wake of seven months of recession, three and one-half years of slack, seven years of diminished economic growth, and nine years of falling farm income." These are data that can be proven, so they ...

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This solution explains the concepts of ethos, pathos, and logos by providing examples from John F. Kennedy's State of the Union Message to illustrate the concepts.