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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Like all other music, it breathed passion and pathos, and emotions high or tender, in a tongue native to the human heart, wherever educated.
  • At times this deep strain of pathos was all that could be heard, and scarcely heard sighing amid a desolate silence.
  • But, throughout it all, and through the whole discourse, there had been a certain deep, sad undertone of pathos, which could not be interpreted otherwise than as the natural regret of one soon to pass away.

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  • The film captured all the pathos of their situation and brought tears to my eyes.
  • Without the pathos of the doomed boy, we have a picture of farming and merchant shipping with no narrative or thematic power.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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