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Ethos, Pathos, Logos
Transcript of Ethos, Pathos, Logos
that is based on the character, credibility, or reliability of the writer.
Ethos is your...
Ethos can be incorporated into writing by using a mature and formal style and strong word choice.
is an appeal to the
of the audience.
Pathos is your...
For example, in Mark Twain’s
The Adventure of Tom Sawyer
, Tom Sawyer says, “He had meant the best in the world, and been treated like a
—like a very dog. She would be sorry someday—maybe when it was too late. Ah, if he could only
Twain uses Pathos to get the readers to feel
for Sawyer. He claims that the girl Tom loved
treated him like a dog
and that Tom
wanted to die
in hopes that his love would notice him.
To use Pathos in writing:
Consider the audience
to help create a topic that will appeal to as many people as possible.
Use values or emotions
that can relate to your own life. If you do not, the emotions will feel forced and not appeal to many.
Consider the feelings
you are trying to evoke in your audience before writing.
is an argument’s logical appeal.
It is your...
We should like save the rainforest because the monkeys that live there are TOTES ADORBS.
The rainforests are in dire need of protection from large corporations and logging industries because 40 to 75 percent of all flora and fauna are indigenous to the rainforest.
To use logos in your writing,
how your argument makes logical sense and
support your argument
with strong examples and quotes.
It is considered to be credible and trustworthy.
As a NFL team doctor, I believe that the pre-existing safety measures are sufficient.
As a football fan, I believe that the pre-existing safety measures are sufficient.
Let's look at a real-life application...
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