Ethos, Pathos, Logos?

Hi everyone, I have one question.

So if anyone knows about the rhetorical way of writing persuasive pieces could you help me out?
By this I believe it uses Ethos, Pathos and Logos ways of writing.


Yeah, what’s the question?

How do you use each of them in particular, like the main purpose or aim of each ?


Ethos has to do with making sure that you’re credible or that you know what you’re talking about by like establishing yourself or whoever you’re citing or whatever.

Pathos is all about emotions. It’s the emotional appeal “this argument because the alternative is wrong, or because this is the right thing to do for these reasons:” Kinda deal

Logos is the reasoning backed up with data. Because data says this and that, this is my argument.


So …

Ethos is like the characteristics of something ?

Pathos deals with getting into the emotional side.

Then Logos is just the facts and Logics.

Thank you for helping me out.


Ethos is an appeal to your trust. So if you cite something from like…uh…Buzzfeed, that’s not a great ethos argument. But if you cite something from pew research, it’d be better. That’s what it is about pretty much ^^ What about this can I trust? Ya know? About what makes you credible


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