A Rhetorical Analysis Of Leonard Pitts Article

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Pitts Article Rhetorical Analysis – Final Draft In life people try to comfort others in times of grieving. Leonard Pitts comforts his readers in his article, “We will go forward from this moment ” by trying to make since of the 9/11 attack. Pitts uses emotion and logic to persuade the Americans that the terrorists can do what they want to America, but America is tough enough to handle it. Pitts uses the first half of the article to address American emotion in order to focus it in the right direction. Pitts writes, “ Yes, we’re in pain now. We are in mourning and we are in shock. We are still grappling with the unreality of the awful thing you did.” He writes this to show that we DO care about what they did. Pitts uses the word, “now” to show we may be in pain now, but when we get over this we will be back stronger than ever. The emotion that Pitts uses in his writing really grabs the attention of the reader by helping the reader relate to his article. Another way Pitts shows his emotion is by…show more content…
Pitts writes, “ there will be heightened security, misguided talk of revoking bask freedoms. We’ll go forward from this moment sobered, chastened, sad. But determined too. Unimaginably determined.” Pitts is explaining that we are stopping this from happening again. We are maximizing our security, and we are determined to keep this from happening again. Pitts also says, “ you don’t know what we’re capable of. You don’t know what you just started. But you’re about to learn.” Pitts writes this almost as a threat to the terrorists to tell them, they can try again and try to break us but we will get revenge. Pitts uses emotion and logic to persuade the Americans that the terrorists can do what they want to us, but America is tough enough to handle it. In life everyone comforts each other in times of grieving. Pitts explains that this one small obstacle can 't stop
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