Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Caging Animals: Reading Analysis

Persuasive Reading Analysis: Caging Animals
We are learning to analyse text to identify examples of ethos, pathos and logos.
Persuasive strategy
Yes / No

Claim – States the main  
point or stance
The Author states her opinion or point when she/he says: “Most animals kept caged up in zoos will never know how living free feels”.
Big Names –  Mentions experts and
important people to support the argument
Logos – Uses logic, numbers, or  
facts to support the argument
The author uses facts and logic about animals in zoos and how they have never experienced their own natural habitat e.g “ Take for example Atlanta's own Willie B. Willie B is probably Atlanta's most famous animal, but do you think he cares or even knows. All he knows is that he has been sitting in a cage for over 20 years. Willie B. does not know what his natural habitat is or even looks like.”
Pathos – Appeals to the audience’s emotions
The Author appeals to the audience's emotions when s/he says “I used to love going to the zoo and seeing all of the different animals”.Encouraging the reader to empathise with their view.
Ethos – Tries to build trust and
The author has credibility because s/he is very knowledgeable about animals and how they are caged,the climate/weather they live in and their habitat.
Kairos – Builds a sense of urgency  
for the cause

Research – Uses studies and  
information to make the  
argument seem more convincing;  
this can be in the form of words,
graphs, tables, or illustrations


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