Analysis Of Eighner's Essay 'On Dumpster Diving'

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The intended audience appears to be the educated general public. Upon close examination there does not seem to be anyone specific the essay points its finger at either directly or indirectly except for the use of complicated vocabulary and phrases. Eighner does not address anyone but his diction shows he expects his audience to contain a mind capable of understanding rich vocabulary such as bohemian, dilettanti, and disparage. The author could have an argumentative essay if it was not for the great deal of drawbacks placed into the essay and left uncontradicted such as “No matter how careful I am I still get dysentery at least once a month…” (“On Dumpster Diving” from The Norton Reader page 24, paragraph 30). Due to the placement of negatives
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