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Observations on Lord

Chesterfield Timed
Write
Read the Prompt!
Analyze how the
rhetorical strategies
that Chesterfield uses
reveal his own values.
Analyze how the
rhetorical strategies
that Chesterfield uses
reveal his own values.
Analyze how the
rhetorical strategies
that Chesterfield uses
reveal his own values.
Vague intros
LC’s many rhetorical
strategies reveal values
which are important to
him.
Vague

LC’s many rhetorical


strategies reveal values
which are important to
him.
Vague
Don’t fall into the
summary trap.
Overly simplistic in
equating words on the
page to writer’s values
“I only mean to advise
as a friend.”
I’m worried about how
smart the graders are/
aren’t.
Logos, Pathos, Ethos
Instead of “He uses
ethos to
convince”...think
“LC establishes his credibility
(what Greek rhetoricians
called ethos) as an
understanding, benign
parental figure rather than a
fire-breathing, authoritarian
tyrant.”
Above all be
meticulous.
Link the rhetorical
strategy analysis to
what that reveals about
LC.