Tutor profile: Bronson W.
What form of writing explains or reveal knowledge, but does not necessarily expect a response or action from the reader?
What is a revolt against rationalism that affected literature and the other arts, beginning in the late 18th century and remaining strong throughout much of the 19th century. It is marked by these characteristics: a conviction that intuition, imagination, and emotion are superior to reason; a conviction that poetry is superior to science; a belief that contemplation of the natural world is a means of discovering the truth that lies behind mere reality; a distrust of industry and city life and an idealization of rural life and the wilderness; an interest in the traditions and legends of the past, and a fascination with the supernatural.
The polarity of beliefs within a nation often instigates destructive discourse aimed at defending a claim regardless of factuality. This destructive discourse has the power to destabilize democracies and shatter the foundation in which the American political system strives to maintain. Why would generic criticism show the commonality of compromise shared by Franklin and Graham show the effective nature of using logos as a means of emotional healing?
Many people in society rely heavily on emotions. Making an emotional appeal in a polar direction will not sway them. The use of emotion typically sways an audience in a direction they already agree with. For this reason, Logos, instead of pathos, renders these speeches effective in persuading their audience and providing emotional healing. This new sup-genre of logos based emotional healing finds relevance within rhetoric and democracy by establishing a means of persuasion grounded in facts yet still accountable for the toll it takes on the audience. This connection allows discourse to remain factually arcuate and emotionally considerate. The establishment of this method allows one to consciously recognize a rhetors attempt to heal his audience and communicate factually as politics shift.
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