The speech given by Clare Boothe Luce to the Women’s National Press Club was controversial and even condemning of her audience. However, Luce pulls it off by gently preparing the audience for the criticism: she employs the fact that they invited her there to speak, a strong consideration for their feelings, praises of their profession, and a clear plea for open mindedness. She does things to create a peaceful and relaxed tone despite her words. She opens the speech with a paradox about being happy and enlightened; first saying she is “flattered” and honored, then she flips her original statement saying she is “less happy than you may think” (lines 3-4). Luce uses these positive terms to open her speech in order to set a specific mood, a mood that makes her intentions clear that she is not out to verbally assault the audience, but she is in fact going to critique and criticize them.
In this snippet it shows Jacoby’s using her own personal event to demonstrate knowledge about the topic, to show that she has first-hand experience with the relating material. The reason why this is a strength it shows the author has a general understanding of the topic as well as debunking critics who may assume that she has no experience in the matter. According to The Longman Reader Ethos “Refers to a writer’s reliability or credibility” (683). This is needed when trying to persuade your audience, because readers will agree with your point of view if they think that you have some sort of credentials on the matter or
Earlier in the same chapter she reads -without permission- Magids and Marcus Chalfens correspondence, like she has been doing lately. They normally speak about their experiments, studies and the development their ideas will bring to the world, but in one of them Marcus speaks about Irie, and not to her delight. Marcus means no harm, and in fact he seems to hope a good future for Irie, but he only sees her as bright and sharp -although not enough to be and investigator, or even a doctor-, and as the owner of two big breasts. He thinks that she can aim to be a dentist and, as ironical as it may seem, she quite likes the idea. As much as its obvious that the Chalfens influence her deeply, that two teeth bite and its significance makes her really
She provides enough personal experience, and critique of herself, to be able to question the others in the field without coming across as rude. She makes her point of the importance of cultural resources and the need for the better relations between archaeologists and the native peoples, in relation to artifacts. She makes the article easy to read, and covers many different point of views. She proves her thesis by providing personal examples of how she has failed other natives, while also providing other examples of shortfalls, such as the possible misuse of Devils Tower, and Zuni War gods sculptures . The article provides enough information to support her thesis, and while the main theme seems to be toward fellow colleagues, she makes the article interesting for the general
The woman had only recently made the decision to stay with that gender completely. As the friend shared pictures of herself with Wilchins, Wilchins noticed how keenly her friend was analyzing her reactions with each different picture. This seemed to shock Wilchins as she herself is quoted saying “Which is to say that I do not, at first blush, inspire confidence as the best possible judge of such matters. I could not care less how either of us is read by nontranssexuals” (Wilchins). I believe this to be a powerful statement as she states although she does not care about how she is read, the effects of social inspection are often great.
The elements of non-fiction writing play a beneficial role when attempting to teach readers. Some, like characterization or style, can add interest to a reader’s imagination, while others, including arrangement and issues just cause readers to produce extra thought. Most people are unaware that the elements of non-fiction writing can even aid them in understanding their reading text better. Olga Khazan, author of “No Spanking, No Time-Out, No Problems,” presents issues, anecdotes, and questions in her article to inspire her readers to follow her specified methods. Olga Khazan presents issues in her article to teach parents the right way to discipline their children.
She has to be this way because she does not want her daughter to become a slut. Jamaica Kincaid understands writing a story in second person would put the reader in the girl figures shoes. When you are in the readers' shoes you experience the tone. I believe the story has no set beginning, middle, or end but I do believe there is a dynamic character change that is really significant. This is significant because the character with the biggest change only speaks twice and is barely represented in the story.
She supplements her article with anecdotes from her own childhood and family members. Thes memories enable her to establish a connection with her audience and as such her pathos appeal is significant. Her educational background and intimate knowledge of the subject matter enables her to explore ways of convincing the audience. On the other hand, Gray’s position is lacking in the use of pathos since it is essentially a bashing of the Prime Minister’s apology speech. The feature is riddling with facts and figures which are not likely to dissuade the audience to her personal point of view.
From the very start in the essay’s thesis, Ehrenreich uses the image of “chin-strokers” and “morality-mavens” to describe her opposition to the pretentious, lowering self-proclaimed experts who suggest that more formality is necessary (Ehrenreich par. 1). These negative visual metaphors make the reputation of the opposite argument less appealing to the general audience and thus strengthening her point. Also in the first paragraph, the colloquial language in the essay was established
They both feel that a certain culture is learned from the pages of the magazines. The girls further explained that reading English magazines are far more intriguing and interesting. The link between bilingualism and biculturalism is evident by the British Asian girls’ choice of reading Cineblitz and Stardust. They –the British Asian girls- find that the code-switching in the magazines are unique and what makes them appreciate their bilingualism of English and their non-dominant language and thus their bicultural identity as both British and Asian. Although the Welsh girls prefer to read English magazines too, they read these magazines for a different reason than the British Asian girls.