Pathos

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Pathos is the use of language, examples, diction, or images to create an emotional reaction in the reader. The most common types are anger at a social injustice, sympathy for another’s misfortune, or laughter at a humorous or illogical state of affairs.

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The other persuasive appeals are logos and ethos.


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