Evaluate Your Analysis

Evaluate your literary analysis using the Rubric. Five categories, each between 0-3. Then, assign a score. 

Casso “Worth the Lie”

Take 10-15 minutes to review the article. Work in groups of 2 or 3. 

What argument is Casso responding to? What is Casso’s argument?

How does Casso support the argument they is making? Find examples of ethos, pathos, and logos. 


  1. Sort of cost-benefit analysis
  2. Measuring praise and blame
  3. Making the weaker argument the stronger one, playing devil’s advocate

“I Have a Dream” Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of the best speeches in history. How does he develop his ethos? How does he use appeals to emotion and logic to get us to see his perspective. How does he persuade us to see the truth he knows? 

Write down some examples of ethos, logos, and pathos from the speech. 


What do Casso’s argument and Dr. King’s argument have in common? What can we learn from them to apply to our argument paper?