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Unformatted text preview: Alex Dyer Prof Tuel English 101 29 October 2007 Pathos and As They Say, Drug Kill In the story, As They Say, Drugs Kill , the author relays a story to us pertaining to a party where a man died. The man takes psilocybin and has a strange reaction and falls over into an epileptic fit. They call the paramedics and the paramedics take him away and the author finds out the next day that the man died. I believe this essay is a great example of using the skill of pathos to argue her thesis that after anyone experiences what she experienced, they would in turn be completely turned off by the thought of substance abusing. The author starts the story with a huge hit to the audience playing on their sympathies immediately talking about watching the young man fall to the floor in the middle of a party. The sympathy of the audience is a huge weapon to this author. She uses it time and time again to draw the audience in and get them to relate to her and her story. She describes his fall, recalling the most intimate audience in and get them to relate to her and her story....
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Rockwell during the Spring '08 term at Sonoma.
- Spring '08