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Synonyms for pathos

Synonyms for pathos

a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)


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a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others

a style that has the power to evoke feelings

References in classic literature ?
It is perhaps remarkable, considering her temperament, that Phoebe oftener chose a strain of pathos than of gayety.
No adequate expression of the beauty and profound pathos with which it impresses us is attainable.
Who can read that passage, and be in- sensible to its pathos and sublimity?
I saw again all the old plantations that I had ever seen; the whole history of the Negro ran through my mind; and the inexpressible pathos of his life found expression in these songs as I had never before felt it.
Here was the century-old problem in all its pathos seated singing before me.
At last, George, sitting down beside the mourner, took her hand, and, with simple pathos, repeated the triumphant scene of her husband's death, and his last messages of love.
Something more of this will be found in Corbet's "Farewell to the Fairies!" We copy a portion of Marvell's "Maiden lamenting for her Fawn," which we prefer-not only as a specimen of the elder poets, but in itself as a beautiful poem, abounding in pathos, exquisitely delicate imagination and truthfulness-to anything of its species:
"I waited and waited for you," she went on, her tones suddenly resuming their old fluty pathos. "But you did not come!
There is no pathos in real misery: no luxury in real grief.
One prisoner of fifteen years had scratched verses upon his walls, and brief prose sentences--brief, but full of pathos. These spoke not of himself and his hard estate, but only of the shrine where his spirit fled the prison to worship--of home and the idols that were templed there.
'' The reason she doesn't cross over into Colin Hunt from The Fast Show territory is that we know full well why she is wearing the smiley mask, so the pathos is more obvious We know Aine wears smiley the pathos more and affecting.
Pathos in Late-Medieval Religious Drama and Art: A Communicative Strategy
interface is designed PATHOS (iPad/iPhone) HHH HH PATHOS is, unfortunately, something that triggers pity or sadness.
Using Aristotle's classic tools of persuasion--ethos, pathos and logos--the study looked at how Jobs used each of them in different situations, from the courtroom, to a TV interview and a conference on digital technology.
? PATHOS, Today, Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, 0121 643 FRENCHMAN Johnny Autin now lives in Birmingham, where he has launched two new dance companies.