Emotional Appeal: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following BEST defines emotional appeal?

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1. Which of the following is a method for creating emotional appeal?

2. What is the most effective way to use emotional appeals in writing or speaking?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Emotional appeals are a widely used method of persuasion, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of what constitutes them as well as the methods behind their creation and application.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Emotional appeal
  • Aristotle's three modes of persuasion
  • Fallacy

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms, such as fallacy and emotional appeal
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the best way to utilize emotional appeals in speaking and writing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to create emotional appeal

Additional Learning

To learn more about emotional appeal, you can look at the short video lesson entitled Emotional Appeal: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know where emotional appeals are most present
  • Know the different forms of emotional appeal
  • Understand why emotional appeals are generally considered fallacious
  • Understand the importance of the pathos, logos and ethos combination