Get Happy, an article written by Walter Mosley is mainly based upon the idea that the government needs to become more involved in our lives in order to create true happiness within the country. Mosley uses multiple literary devices throughout his piece, such as rhetorical questions, repetition, and similes, all of which effectively contribute to the theme of the article, and help create a clear purpose. Mosley uses multiple types of literary devices in order to help get his point across, one being rhetorical questions. These are special types of questions that are not meant to be answered, but rather used to make a reader think about the side being argued. They are simply statements formulated as questions which are added to writing pieces
When trying to persuade an audience, one must use numerous writing tactics in order to do so properly. One author that does well with this is Dana Gioia. Dana Gioia does well with building an argument in order to persuade his audience. Initially, Dana Gioia does well with making a paramount argument by strengthening his side by adding an emotional appeal to provide connection between his audience and his argument. This is represented in paragraph three when he states, “That individuals at a time of crucial intellectual and emotional development bypass the joys and challenges, of literature is a troubling trend.” The way that he words the end of this quote, “a troubling trend,” provides the readers with negative feelings like panicked and downtrodden.
It ishard nowing that my writing is not at its strong point, but I am willing to tae any chance that isgiven to me, to strengthen my writing process. With that being said, it is a little obvious that writing is not one of my strong points. I need to enhance my confidence on improving my writing abilities because I believe confidence plays an important role with being able to completeany important tas. +o with me not being confident with my writing abilities I tend to hesitate when it comes to me having to illustrate my thoughts and feelings. !s I write this paper I do feel accomplished by finishing this assignment, but I have not reached the level of confidence I feel I need.
In the essay, Directions: Write, Read, Rewrite. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 as Needed, Susan Sontag emphasizes that reading can be used as motivation for writing. Granted she has talked to people that don't feel the same. That the act of reading and the writing must be separate, that it's best to do one or the other. Sontag believes this view is brought about by either fear of influencing one's unique voice or simply lack of time.
I usually don’t read fiction. I always thought is more interesting a non-fiction book. But, after I read the Neil Gaiman’s article, I am starting to change my opinion about it. I learned that read a fiction can be very interesting. You increase your vocabulary, your inspiration, your imagination and your empathy.
George Orwell 's political essay “politics and language,” is about literary rules that are criticized. Orwell believed that these rules should not be broken. The author wrote this essay to show others his perspective of politics and to explain how the rules form today are different. Orwell use of Propaganda and Phraseology helps us infer that he is writing this to his fans , other writers, and everyone in general. This essay is written in a first person point of view.
This gives me a jump start, or flow of ideas that can later on benefit my paper. In the article, Writing What Matters: A Students’ Struggle to Bridge the Academic/Personal Divide Emily Strasser uses the following sentence to highlight and pinpoint the real true value of writing “Writing can and should be much more than sophisticated sentence structure and nuanced word choices. The devices of grammar and rhetoric remain superficial skills until a writer employs them to express important and powerful feelings, thoughts and ideas” (WaW Pg.200). I enjoy writing about myself because it helps me express my feelings. A paper may include correct grammar and word-context, but until the writer can intertwine powerful thoughts and feelings into the work, the writer is unable to accomplish the overall intended goal.
Politics, by its very nature, cannot infer natural and moral rights upon men. These rights exist inherently in men both inside and outside of politics. Humans alone possess logos, rationality which allows them to craft moral judgements about the world. Logos facilitates the formation and practice of politics, but it exists independently outside of politics. Logos gives birth to rationality, upon which natural and sacred rights hinge, for “reason, which is that law [of natural rights] teaches all mankind, who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions”.
The document changed the way society thought and acted. The Magna Carta was a document giving more rights to people, and outlined the specific reasons for these rights. The document did not exclude anyone, stating, “...the right and liberties would be extended to all men,” (A). The Magna Carta did not classify people by race nor social class, it allowed everyone to be included. This leveled the playing field, by not putting one over another.
The types of writing that I enjoyed the most are the Late Start Supported Opinion Paragraph and Persuasive because I like to inform or explain the subject to the reader and stating my opinion to influence the reader. The types of reading that I found difficult are narrative because sometimes the author wouldn’t give a clear explanation such as the events and where the setting takes place. I can use the writing process to generate and organize ideas and produce first drafts, revised drafts and final polished pieces of writing because I would organize my ideas on my rough copy before proceeding to the good copy. I have knowledge of various writing forms: summary, opinion, news report and a reflection because I would search it up to get an idea of the writing forms before I start to work on it. I am working on the ability to communicate with different audiences and purposes because sometimes I would get confused with my topic and I wouldn’t know what I am doing.