A Rhetorical Analysis Of The Essay 'Naps' By Barbara Holland

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In the essay “naps” by Barbara Holland. In Holland’s essay she discusses her point of view on how the United States views taking naps during the day. Holland proposes that we Americans don't find naps imperative, when other countries view it as a benefit in their lifestyle. Therefore Holland uses several literary devices to express how Americans should make use of naps, by the usage of compare and contrast and personification. Holland will be able to rhetorical strategies to signify how constructive and productive naps are, and how Americans should make use of them.

Holland uses compare and contrast to compare how other countries around the world have in race and and incorporated therm into their regular life. For example, Holland describes how other countries take naps versus now Americans don't even though having a really packed and busy schedule. In the passage, Holland describes “Frenchman are surrounded by sleeping compatriots, …show more content…

In the essay Holland says “there we lie, visible and vulnerable on our day lit bed. Ready to cut the strings and sink into the dark, swinging, almost sexual currents of the impending doze, but what will happen in our absence?”(Holland). In this quote from the passage Holland describes how Americans at the end of the day we let the bed lead us into this dark, swirling, and almost sexual currents in a positive way by visualizing it. Holland also uses imagery to describe how someone can take the place of the cat to sleep like a cat. In the essay Holland uses this quote “sleep, for a cat, is a worthy occupation in itself.”(Holland). In this quote from the essay Holland describes the human as a cat. Since cats have the reputation for being aloof it show that Americans can relate to a cat at the end of the day for the reason of not having that benefit of getting a nap throughout a busy and packed

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