An argument by appealing to emotion is an example of which of the following terms?  A. Rhetoric ; B. Ethos; C. Pathos; D. Logos; E. Induction  

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The correct answer to this question is C.  This is an example of pathos.

Pathos is one of the three ways in which to persuade an audience of one's ideas.  The other two are logos and ethos.  These are three concepts that are central to rhetoric.  Pathos is the form of argument in which the speaker tries to appeal to the audience's emotions.  The speaker does this rather than trying to appeal to the audience's rationality or their respect for the speaker's knowledge or authority.  Speakers and writers will often try to appeal to all of these in order to be more persuasive.

Pathos, then, is the correct answer to this question because pathos consists of an appeal to the listener's emotions.

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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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