Match the definition to the following terms: A. Rhetoric ; B. Ethos; C. Pathos; D. Logos; E. InductionAn argument by appealing to emotion.  

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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An argument that appeals to emotion uses the mode of persuasion, or rhetorical device, known as Pathos. Pathos forms part of Aristotle's triangle of persuasion, which also includes Ethos and Logos.  Practically every commercial or advertisement makes some use of at least one of these modes of persuasion, and many incorporate all three.

Pathos is Greek for "suffering or experience."  In an argument based on pathos, the writer or speaker typically draws the audience in with an emotional appeal that evokes an equally emotional response, like fear, love, sympathy, or anger. 

 

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match the definition to the following terms?  A. Rhetoric ; B. Ethos; C. Pathos; D. Logos; E. Induction

1 An argument by appealing to authority.

2 An argument by appealing to emotion.

3 The act of writing to persuade

4 The act of arguing by way of logic.

5 a series specific observations lading to a general conclusion.

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