An introduction to rhetoric: pathos

An introduction to rhetoric: pathos

Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. In the final lesson of the unit, we will explore the use of pathos within the art of rhetorical speaking and writing. We will secure our understanding, learn how to create a sense of pathos so that your audience feel an emotional reaction to what you say and learn how pathos is a key way to strengthen your argument when speaking or writing.


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5 Questions

What is rhetoric?
the art of describing your opinion
the art of explaining your ideas
the art of informing your views
Correct answer: the art of persuasive speaking or writing
To speak persuasively, you must consider (select three answers):
Correct answer: Ethos
Correct answer: Logos
Correct answer: Pathos
Pathos is a technique for appealing to the audience, using which of the options below?
Credibility and reason
Logic and reason
Correct answer: Pity and suffering
Truth and trust
You can create a strong sense of pathos by including (select three answers):
Correct answer: anecdote
Correct answer: direct address
Correct answer: emotive language
expert opinion
Emotive language is:
Language that makes your audience applause.
Language that makes your audience boo.
Correct answer: Language that makes your audience feel an emotion.
Language that makes your audience suffer.

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UnitEnglish / Rhetoric: Introduction to rhetoric