Looking into Country Music
Although there are many modes of appeal in every type of music, some would say that you are able to more easily detect ethos, pathos, and logos in country music. There are songs that provoke emotion from the listener, as well as songs whose success is based on the credibility of the singer. There are even songs whose lyrics are based on logic and factual information. Depending on the artist, you are able to find at least one and sometimes all, of the modes of appeal in country music.
With the tragic events of September 11, 2001, many country singers have decided to come out with songs regarding this historic event. Alan Jackson, a famous country singer, recently released a song that describes what you might have been feeling when the bombing took place. His song brings out emotions that a person may have been feeling, at that particular time.
Even if you weren't feeling anything (highly unlikely) he describes in his song, as a person, you are able to relate to the emotions that come through in his music. His song makes you remember all of the different emotions you were feeling that day as the events unfolded. Jackson's songs, along with many others have been released since September in relation to the bombing, are an example of pathos. The lyrics of those songs make you think and even re-live situations that bring forth certain emotions. It could be a love song that reminds you of a past romance. It could even be a song about homeless people or helping others, and that could start you thinking about how you would be able to help others and what you are attempting to do about all the suffering in the world. Songs are not the only...