TED-Ed Lesson Examines a Aristotle’s Views on Rhetoric

By Maryann Yin 

The TED-Ed team has crafted a lesson to discuss Artistotle’s three styles of persuasive oration: forensic rhetoric, epideictic (demonstrative rhetoric), and symbouleutikon (deliberative rhetoric). It also offers a look at three methods of appeal: ethos, logo, and pathos.

The video embedded above features references to quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr., Winston Churchill, and Sojourner Truth. Over at the TED-Ed website, viewers can access a quiz, a discussion board, and more resources.

For more learning and fun, check out these TED-Ed videos on “how to write fiction that comes alive,” the hero’s journey, and the oxford comma. Have you ever used rhetoric to try to make something happen?