Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays


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Why would an author use Ethos to appeal to his audience?

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1. What does Logos mean in Greek?


What form of appeal is being used in the following statement?

I can still remember the first time I rode my bike without training wheels. As the wind brushed past my hair it felt as if I was flying rather than riding on two wheels.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how to win over your intended audience, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of logos, ethos and pathos. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what best defines the ethos as well as knowing the meaning of logos.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of ethos
  • Meaning of logos
  • Examples of appeals in action
  • Appeal choices for an audience

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how a particular type of appeal might be made and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases and terms, such as logos and ethos
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve ethos, logos and pathos problems

Additional Learning

Become more familiar with these methods of connecting with and influencing an audience by reviewing the lesson called Logos, Ethos and Pathos: 3 Ways to Appeal to an Audience in Essays. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the three ways to appeal to an audience
  • Understand how to win over an audience by your own character
  • Describe the characteristics of the logos appeal
  • Explain the Greek origins and meanings of the terms of appeal
  • Appreciate the role of vivid language in pathos