1.       What mode(s) is Ericsson using? (hint: go back to that packet!)

2.       What is Ericsson’s thesis? (hint: it’s implicit)

3.       How does Ericsson appeal to ethos?  What is the purpose of this?

4.       How does Ericsson appeal to pathos?

5.       How do the use of quotes at the beginning of each section function?

6.       Ericsson uses many kinds of examples.  What kinds are there?  What is the effect of each kind of example? 

7.       How does Ericsson arrange her essay?  What are the benefits of this kind of arrangement?

8.       Choose one section of Ericsson’s essay and write a paragraph in which you analyze the rhetorical strategies she uses to make her point about lying.



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