Pathos and Rhetorical Devices

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Unformatted text preview: Ways of Appealing to the Audience’s Emotions One of Aristotle’s three modes of persuasion An appeal to an audience’s emotions Aristotle discusses the following sets of emotions in Book II of “On Rhetoric”: Anger and Calmness Friendship and Enmity Fear and Confidence Shame and Shamelessness Kindness and Unkindness Pity Indignation Envy Emulation Explicit or Overt Appeal Narration (Telling a Story) Personal Anecdote Narrative Example Implicit or Subtle Appeals Rhetorical Devices Metaphor Simile Personification Alliteration Anaphora Antithesis Ultimate Terms Know what particular emotion you are attempting to invoke with the narrative or personal anecdote Keep the story short (increases ease of delivery and facilitates audience attention) Use vivid language and call attention to specific details ( minutiae ) Appeal to more than one sense (sight, sound, touch, taste, etc.) Don’t try to incorporate too many details—use your judgment and select the most effective and appropriate The conscious arrangement or ornamentation of language designed to achieve a particular effect...
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