Essay On Ethos Pathos Logos

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The use of pathos, ethos, logos, and kairos in a writing piece can enhance the message that is being depicted through it. Adding pathos to a writing piece with give your reader an emotion connection and reaction to your piece. Ethos gives a piece more credibility while logos relies on the reader’s logic to convince them of a concept or idea. Kairos is the timing of when you state something. Each of these concepts can give support to a writing piece and help appeal to your audience.
In my narrative essay, I believe that pathos would have been the best concept for me to add to my piece. This is because I would want the reader to be able to feel and connect with the emotions I was having when I was losing an argument. To put them in my shoes, I would need to share with them the emotions I was feeling so they could feel empathy for me. Logos was also used for when I gave my reasoning as to why I believed that I lost the argument. I would want the reader to connect with my logic on the situation. Kairos was used in the way I ordered the essay so that I could give the example first and then give the logic behind it. I didn’t use ethos in my essay because it wasn’t necessary since I was the one telling the story so I was the one who was credible for the story.
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Pathos is considered the easy way of getting someone to agree with your ideas because you are manipulating their emotions which leaves you with a weak argument. Kairos can be used in deciding when and where I place the important evidence in the essay so that it will give the strongest conviction. In order to have a strong argument, it must appeal to the readers logic and be supported with the credible evidence. Therefore I will minimize the amount of pathos I used and focus on logos and ethos while I construct the argumentative
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