Analysis Of Why Literature Matters By Dana Gioia

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With a population of people who believe literature is not important in our lifetime; therefore our economy is unable to grow. The author Dana Gioia explains numerous reasons why literature is important in his persuasive piece “Why Literature Matters”. He influences his audience by creating an emotional appeal to scenarios happening in our world and further supporting his reasoning with statistics. Gioia states in his story that the “declining rates of literary reading” are efficiently changing: economic growth (Gioia 2). This shows that the upcoming generations are soon to be affected by the lack of reading skills from young adults. Gioia is pushing guilt among the audience because he is explaining how much the economy will change for the worst

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