00oHe also thrived off of debating with other people and I think this quality alone can be considered either a good or bad thing. For example, debates mean that there is an open platform for discussion and substantiated arguments. However, from the portrayal of Hutchins and his debates, I believe he is more self-interested. Instead of actually listening and trying to understand his opponent’s point of view, he is seen wanting to be heard out more while playing the role of the angel in the situations. Ultimately, I think this is a dissonant aspect of his leadership.
Lewis often intertwines superlative examples of figurative language into his works. He doesn’t only use one form of figurative language; he uses multiple forms to assist his audience’s understanding of his point. For example, “...just as much as if you’d been the only man in the world” (Lewis Online) is an excellent example of the kinds of similes he uses. This improves the quality of his speech because it made the speech personal by using ‘you’. When making the speech personal the people listening feel more engaged because it interacts with them.
Everyone deserves to be heard, even people with “wrong” opinions. Americans need to learn how to combat bad ideas with a response rather than the people whom posses them. Lovett effectively helps his audience understand and trust his solution, to tune the ignorant rhetoric of society out. He then motivates readers to learn how to intelligently contribute to the national conversation. The reason Lovett’s article is so convincing is due to his use of common, understandable language.
First, it answers the questions many people will add increasing his credibility. Second, it acknowledges the readers initial response and points out the flaws in their reason in effect making his argument
The use of the anecdote was a good approach in starting the article as it helped to grab the readers’ attention and also appeals to the readers’ emotions. However it can be argued that the use of the anecdote at the beginning also may pose a contradiction to his stance as it may sway readers to believe that he is in agreement to the banning of the dance, which is not the
He begins in a sympathizing and an informal tone, acknowledging both readers, those who may consider the words offensive and those who do not. McWhortor contrasts the different opinions in order to engage both sides of the argument together. An example being when he describes the refusal of the Redskins owner to change the name as "callous and antique", while also questioning the validity of why the word should not be used in a rhetorical question. This use of pathos makes each reader feel included in the article and allows them to be more welcoming of his suggestions by lessening the tension. Additionally, it increases his own ethos as it emphasizes that he is conscious of both opinions and wishes to better the community as a whole.
To begin his text structure was strong. The crisis is a persuasive paper because you can relate and understand the points he's trying to make. In this sentence “It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil of the blessing will reach you all” shows he's making a point and trying to reach his audience. He's trying to persuade us to revolt
Being self-aware enhanced to better emotional regulation and growth toward self-improvement and contentment. Reading and listening Wallace’s This is Water, I have noticed there were some of his ideas that struck me. The stories that he has provided has struck me because it gave me an idea to understand that if we can, time to time, step back and reflect life, we will be surprise to find that the our own individual perspective allows us the freedom to lead basically and personally meaningful lives. This allowed me to agree and disagree on some of his advises on how to live life. Also, I learn that most important thing to realize is that your life is defined not by what happens to you but rather by how you react to
The Evolution of “Slut” “Words themselves are innocuous; it is the consensus that gives them true power” so says Gloria Naylor. She made this powerful observation in her essay “Mommy, What Does ‘Nigger’ Mean?” which clearly depicts how a single word, in this case “nigger”, can have several different connotations under different conditions. We all know the social definition of “nigger,” but Naylor sheds light on other definitions. Women use “my nigger” as a possessive term to describe their significant other. Also, as Naylor states, “the word was applied to a man who had distinguished himself in some situation that brought… approval for his strength.” She similarly depicts the word as “the pure essence of manhood.” She discovered that a word can mean several things based how it is said and the connotation of the word.
Dave Barry In society today, people are becoming more and more easily offended. A simple joke is often times blown way out of proportion instead of being laughed off and taken as just that. Dave Barry, a comedic essayist, understands that idea, which is why he uses self-deprecating humor to distract the readers from the fact that he is making fun of them. Along with the use of sarcasm and hyperboles, this form of humor is, at times, relatable and allows him to get certain points across without offending his readers. In one of his Essays, “Decaf Poopacino”, he is making fun of the fact that Americans order the craziest drinks when at coffee shops.