Friday, March 25, 2011

Activity 3- Analysis of Letter by Khit Sue Lun

At the start of the letter, the writer made use of words such as ‘I have been so impressed’ and ‘as a concerned parent’, making use of ethos to establish his identity. He also used words such as ‘urged’ to show his eagerness and will in getting the Congressman to help him. The author also made use of logos and added in a lot of statistical information regarding the harmful effects of letting everyone have a gun. He also made use of pathos, adding in first hand information- his son getting killed by a gun due to an accident. This will evoke the readers feeling and help him gain some sympathy. He also used strong words such as “especially the right to LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” to conclude, making use of ethos to show that he is a citizen that will care for the country.

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