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All well-written texts incorporate appeals to pathos (emotions) as well as logos (logic). In this award winning essay, Hannah Gaitan effectively incorporates both into what could have been a solely logos driven, and thus, uninteresting, topic. After all, what is emotional about the circulatory system of a giraffe? Hannah shows her readers. Can you identify specific examples of pathos in this essay? How about specific examples of logos? Hannah also chose to include visuals in her essay. Why do you think she did so? What role do the visuals play? When might you choose to include visuals in a text of your own?
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"The Mammal with Heart,"
The Idea of an Essay: Vol. 2
, Article 18.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/idea_of_an_essay/vol2/iss1/18