Ethos Pathos and Logos

Ethos Pathos and Logos - Pathos, Ethos, and Logos? Pathos...

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Pathos, Ethos, and Logos? Pathos is the emotional appeal in an argument. Pathos is the way of integrating such emotions as anger, sympathy, and even humor into your argument. In Everything’s An Argument , on page 49 you find, “When writers and speakers can find the words and images to evoke certain emotions in people, they might also move their audiences to sympathize with ideas they connect to those feelings, and even to act on them.” We all know this is very true from T.V. advertisements, radio announcements, and flyers that come in our mailboxes. Everyday someone out there is using pathos to try and convince us to give money to a charity, to buy products, and to take their side in an argument. The other day I had a young boy show up on my front porch selling candy bars for a fundraiser. I live in the middle of nowhere and on a cold and snowy day this kid shows up. I didn’t buy a candy bar but I did give him some money, I felt so bad. The little sucker used pathos on me, the image of his cold cheeks, wind blown hair, and his bike on
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