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Department
Innis College Courses
Course
INI100H1
Professor
Vikki Visvis
Semester
Fall

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Lecture October 28, 2010 Pathos - pro-life proponents appeal to pathos when describing dismemberment of fetus during abortion - Are these appeals legitimate? YES o Intensify and deepen emotion of issue o Neoclassical criticism elucidate issue not divert attention from - Access non-logical, but not necessarily non-rational way of dealing with issue - What matters to the person - Helps reader experience walking in writers shoes EMPATHY identifyingseeing oneself in issue o A truth there - Stories, sensory details - Illegitimate if diverts reader from rational towards irrational criteria Abstract vs. concrete language - Abstract language ideas, concepts o Love, success, moral, democracy, freedom, -isms, - Concrete language vs. abstract o Available to the senses - Heighten pathos by using concrete, specific examples o Enlivening the prose Ethos -
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