Kairos, Ethos, Pathos, Logos
Kairos is basically defined as the right or opportune time and place to do something. I think this is a very important element when telling a city narrative because you can’t lose the attention of the listener before you tell your most important part of the story, or climax. I think it’s even more important for my story because not everybody is as passionate about the Cincinnati Reds as I am. I really need to bring the reader into the story as if they were in the seat with me during the clinch game. I need to bring them in from the start.
Ethos is the credibility of the story. Since I was at the game, I don’t think it is going to be very hard to describe the park and the setting. I also have been to way too many games so GABP is like a sort of second home to me.
Pathos is what appeals to the emotions of the reader or listener. This is where I will bring in very descriptive elements of imagery and try to connect with the different senses of the listener. If I can make the listener feel like they have experienced this game and after party with me than I feel like my project will be successful.
Logos is the logic, and I feel like it goes hand in hand with the Ethos. I feel like my story is very credible being that I was there, and logically it makes sense that I was there because I am a huge fan and wouldn’t have missed the game for the world.