Vocab Practice: Pathos


This word appeared on the Cool Word Club website on Feb. 1, 2016.

Let’s do a practice round!

Pathos means:

A) An official type of correspondence
B) A speedy form of recovery
C) A quirky personality trait
D) A quality that evokes sorrow


Cool Word Challenge: Pathos and Vexing


Cool Word Challenge: Just for fun, come up with one sentence that uses both of the cool vocabulary words that you learned this week.

Here are the words again:

Pathos: A quality that evokes sorrow or pity.

Vexing: Causing irritation or annoyance.

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This Poet Knows A Lot About Pathos


One of the most well-known poets in American history is Emily Dickinson.

Dickinson spent most of her life writing poems from her home in Amherst, Massachusetts.

It was not until her death in 1866 that the majority of her work became popular and was brought to the public’s attention.

Dickinson lived a secluded lifestyle, and her poems often reflected melancholy and sorrowful messages.

The pathos (see definition and hear pronunciation below) of her work is one of its most enduring themes.

Cool word question of the day: Is pathos something that you appreciate in books or movies?

Pathos: A quality that evokes sorrow or pity.

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