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The Empathetic Essayist: Evoking Emotion

Year

2016

Language

ENGLISH

Duration

30m

Rating

TVPG

Publication Information

The Great Courses

Summary

Learn how to elicit emotions from your readers while remaining authentic and not manipulative, clichéd, or contrived. Reflect on honest and moving uses of language from Maxine Hong Kingston and Barack Obama, who once perfectly summed up the importance of pathos in a speech by saying, "Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world."

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