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Unformatted text preview: PATHOS (Emotional Appeals): Refers to arguments derived from the character of the audience. Example: An ASPCA advertisement shows footage of a mistreated dog that was rescued from a puppy mill. Of course, most arguments will make use of all three kinds of appeals. In analyzing and evaluating arguments, it is therefore useful to consider how the three kinds of appeals are balanced: What form of appeal dominates the argument? How well does the type of appeal match the issue, the audience, and/or the speaker? Do some appeals support or undermine other appeals?-- adapted from the University of Southern Californias WRIT 140 Coursebook...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course ENGL 106 taught by Professor Ceyhan during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Spring '08