The “AMY” documentary recently announced as an Academy Award winning for Best Documentary Film; it’s a film that captures the true life of the legendary singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse whom she is recognized for her expressive unique voice, dramatic hair style, and over-exaggerated eye makeup that made herself stand out in the crowd. “AMY” was directed by Asif Kapadia by his side producer James Gay-Rees. Kapadia and Rees try to tell the story of
It is easy to disregard the lives of others, especially of those outside one’s own, but does the fact that, tonight, several thousand children will restlessly work while the adults sleep not raise concern? Florence Kelly was a United States social worker who advocated for child labor laws and the improved working conditions for women throughout the early 1900s. During a speech to the National American Woman Suffrage Association Kelly skillfully employed the rhetorical strategies of imagery, pathos, and anecdote in order to sufficiently inform her listeners of the horrendous working conditions that many children were forced to endure.
In America’s history, child labor was fiercely criticized. Many activists of child labor laws and women’s suffrage strived to introduce their own viewpoints to the country. Florence Kelley was a reformer who successfully changed the mindset of many Americans through her powerful and persuading arguments. Florence Kelley’s carefully crafted rhetoric strategies such as pathos, repetition, and sarcasm generates an effective and thought provoking tone that was in favor of women’s suffrage and child labor laws.
America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. This phrase is sung with pride and passion by American citizens. However, some of America’s hardest working citizens are shackled down by a factor that they have no control over. Poverty, is what’s keeping citizens imprisoned while they should be living free. An appalling 44 percent of homeless Americans are employed (http://nationalhomeless.org/). Why should people who go to work and hold a job be subjected to homelessness in the greatest country in the world? Many other middle-class Americans are too shielded by their almost perfect lives to even see this. Many of them even have the audacity to say that homeless individuals or the lower-class is just lazy. Barbara Ehrenreich directly
Stanford college professor, Mary Louise Pratt, spoke on the “Arts of the Contact Zones” in 1990 to collaborating professors in an effort to change the teaching of multi-cultural literacy. Drawing the idea of cultural literacy from an ideological standpoint, she desired to criticize the traditional approach to teaching and embrace what she calls “contact zones.” Pratt has done studies on what she defines contact zone as, she remarks that contact zones are social spaces were two cultures meet with each other. Her aim, however, is very clear that she wants to convince a group of educators to help create a new standard in education that is student-centered and has the intentions in what she calls the contact zone. Pratt
allocation will better the world not only for us but the children of the future.
In Florence Kelley’s heart wrenching call for awareness of child labor she uses quite a few rhetorical devices. An anaphora is the most recognizable as she’s trying to nail in how she would could be helping the children. Pathos is another of her persuasion methods used in her tone. Kelley also uses a fair amount of imagery throughout the passage.
Sidoonie smith and Julia Watson rhetorical situation, is that “people tell stories of their lives through the cultural scripts available to them”. Another situation is the fact people have a discursive practice of how they control the stories they tell about themselves. Claims made are the fact that people don’t really know that much about themselves when writing an autobiography. For this reason Sidoonie smith and Julia Watson explain to the audience how individuals use the concept of agency to tell stories about themselves and ways to do it. Sidoonie smith and Julia Watson use varies contexts of autobiography that is better interpreted and understood. The target audience for this argument is toward writers who write about themselves. Overall
Catherine Saint Louis is a writer who is constantly writing about issues in health. This article is titled Pregnant Women Turn to Marijuana, Perhaps Harming Infants, published on February 2, 2017. It tells a story about a young women named Stacey who is smoking marijuana while pregnant. Catherine’s purpose in this article is to spread awareness to the world bringing the dramatic issue of destroying infants little by little that have not yet been born. This is a big issue and women don’t seem to understand it.
Mary Ann Shadd Cary was an African American woman who was a writer, newspaper publisher, educator, lawyer, and abolitionist. Cary’s editorial was a call to action targeting African Americans, in order to inspire them to speak up about their experiences. In her editorial she uses pathos, tone, and sentence structure to inspire her audience.
Celia Wright tells about her growing up in a home that had bibles, and how she would read the bible when she was litte but as she became older when she did read the bible she really wouldn 't get understand what it was saying. She says it was like the words was in a different languge, and she couldn 't decifer wheather what she was reading was a parable and what wasnt.
The purpose of Sgt. John Wilson is to give information to the reader in the sense of a autobiography. Lois Simmie does this by foreshadowing the event in the prologue. But not completely giving it away till much further in the book. if this were a novel the sequence of events would change completely but since this is an autobiography the order of events do not need to be followed 100% all the way through. Lois Simmie job is also to entertain the reader which she does by getting actual real information from letters and true statements from real time and events. Part of Lois Simmie’s purpose is to keep the book one hundred percent spot on and she does a very good job by giving dates every time she could. Sometimes there was not a date given this
There has been a long going battle between whether body and facial piercings are a good choice. Many employers prefer their workers to be metal free, and many parents prefer the same for their children, but is it actually all that bad? To better understand piercing culture, also known as Body Modification or The Body Mod community, let’s go back to where it all began.
Ashleigh Balsamo’s September 7 2015, The Breeze article, titled “My Body, My Business,” is all about the how a senior media arts major copes with her problems. Ashleigh Balsamo talks about the relationship that she has with her tattoos- her coping mechanism. She talks about how tattoos are a personal form of expression and should be respected as much. Many students may agree with this but others might not. Balsamo supported her ideas and thoughts about her passion for tattoos enough through her word choice, tone, personal experiences, and quotes so that every student should understand this passion.
Body modification is the act of altering one’s body for several different reasons such as aesthetic pleasures, self and identity expression as well as religious beliefs and even significant changes in one’s life such as rites of passage or affiliation1. The act of body modification has been around for centuries, some can be traced back to the Predynastic period in Egypt. The concept of body modification is quite an umbrella terms, under are hidden a number of different categories such as scarification, implants, tongue splitting, branding and even, common as it may seem, tattoos and piercings etc1. For the purpose of this paper, we will ignore several of these categories, only focusing on tattoos. The history and most importantly reason hidden behind a tattoo is just as interesting and complex as the design of the tattoo itself. Tattoos vary from person to person and also from culture to culture, meaning that the number of possible reasons hidden behind a tattoo is over a hundred.