Eighner depicts “Dumpster diving” with positive aspects for someone who is homeless. Through the art he narrates life lessons. People trying to be polite use the verb “foraging”, but in Eighner’s eyes he prefers to save it for small forest animals collecting nuts and berries. Eighner prefers “scavenging” because he understands the mind of a scavenger. Fundamentally, “they must restrict themselves to items of relatively immediate utility.”
Dumpster diving is a term particularly new to most individuals. It is quite confusing to determine if the term is defined as an art, a passion, or just another method of survival. The well-known author, Lars Eighner defines the true art form of dumpster diving in his essay, “On Dumpster Diving.” Eighner narrates his personal story of homelessness as he discloses specific directions on how to scavenge and how to go through a dumpster. He cleverly organizes his instruction on dumpster diving into various sections which gradually teach us about the craft and the passion.
In the essay, “On Compassion”, writer Barbara Lazear Ascher used resources style and rhetoric to convey her attitude such as the use of questions, ethos, pathos and logos, figurative language, imagery, and tone. This way, Ascher’s writing was well organized and well put together meanwhile giving the readers a chance to analyze and comprehend the text and understand Ascher’s views. Ascher begins her essay in Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York; a place known to be where the wealth lives and idea of compassion falls. Yet as a typical New Yorker (Barbara Ascher), random acts of compassion can be seen but are not enough given awareness. This is where Ascher’s thesis falls in.
Olivia Seeney ENGL 305 The Art of the Essay 3/22/17 Insert Flap A and Throw Away Analysis The main point of this essay was to point out to the reader the ridiculous state of human nature when presented with a situation that is outside of our expertise. As we observe the narrator’s struggle to put together this cardboard toy, his use of both overstatement and understatement show the progression of his frustration with this task. One example of this ironic language can be found in the first sentence when the narrator states “I made a most interesting discovery: the shortest, cheapest, method of inducing a nervous breakdown ever perfected. (Perelman)”
Environment affects everyone from the time they are born. A person’s environment dictates how they talk, learn, act, and so much more. It molds people into who they become. James Baldwin and David Joy both point this out in their stories “Sonny’s Blues” and “Digging in the Trash”. Both stories talk about what the narrators lived through, how they and others viewed their situation, and how it ultimately affected people.
“On average, college graduates make significantly more money over their lifetime than those without a degree… What gets less attention is the fact that not all college degrees or college graduates are equal. ”(pg.208 para. 1) Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill are senior researchers at Brookings’ Center on Children and Families, Sawhill is also a senior fellow in economics study at Brookings’. Owen and Sawhill authored the essay, “Should everyone go to College?” The authors use a wide variety of rhetorical devices in the essay, including ethos, pathos, and logos to persuade their audience to take another look at whether college is the right choice for them.
Hingston wrote the essay with a humorous tone in mind, in our society most people can’t stand the fact that people die. The reason Hingston might have written the essay with a humorous tone is because because she didn’t want to limit her audience to just some people. By adding a bit of humor it opens up the door for all different types of people to read it. Almost at the beginning of the essay the author adds a personal experience so that the audience can relate to
David Berreby’s “It Takes a Tribe” and Thomas Hine’s “Goths in Tomorrowland”, both describe situations of groupings among people. Berreby’s comes from the more biological reasoning behind it and also with scientific evidence. Hine’s comes from the social aspect of the teenage lifestyle. People and teenagers specifically have always struggled with identity. Hine and Berreby both identify the fact that people put themselves in groups.
1. Eighner’s attention to language in the first five paragraphs causes the reader to view dumpster diving differently than they normally would. By providing the reader with his own personal views of how he sees a dumpster diver, and the terms he prefers to use when referring to them, Eighner inserts a more positive perspective over dumpster diving. For example, Eighner “I live from the refuse of others, I am a scavenger” (Eighner 108). Eighner indirectly dismisses the typical negative ideas about dumpster diving and instead puts it in a more positive light.
‘Education is not helpful when you work at a dumpsite’ In Andy Mulligan’s ‘Trash’ there are three boys Gardo, Raphael and Rat. They are trash boys who scavenge amongst dumpsites looking for trash that can be sold so that they can earn a living. They were taught to scavenge for anything that could be sold. Which includes things like old tin cans and plastic bottles that can be recycled, to perhaps something more valuable, like a wallet.
There is no doubting when it comes to rhetoric that a strong emotional appeal by a credible influential figure is an incredibly effective rhetorical strategy. This is gloriously exemplified in Allison Grimes’ article, "'' Rigged' rhetoric wrong, destructive", wherein Mrs. Grimes asserts that Trumps questioning of the legitimacy of the current election cycle is dangerous, however, her usage of emotional appeal and appeal to authority underscores her failure to include logical appeal. Allison begins her article firmly, by stating "It's time to tell it like it is."
The “Nothing-to-Hide Argument” Analyzed: In this rhetorical analysis, I will be taking a look at Daniel J. Solove’s essay “The Nothing-to-Hide Argument,” which is about privacy in the context of personal information and government data collection (Solove 734). Solove’s main argument in his essay is that the general public has a narrow perception of what privacy really is. The purpose behind his main argument is to expose the problems with the nothing-to-hide argument while presenting a way to challenge it for his target audience, government officials. Solove’s argument to his target audience is effective through his exemplary use of substance, organization, and style in his essay.