Anna Quindlen's Essay: A Quilt Of A Country

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The events that took place on September 11, 2001 may have weakened the meaning of the word “American,” however, they weren’t a full blow to the country’s patriotism. Quindlen understood that Americans were dubious about the future, so she took it upon herself to provide hope and reassurance to those not only in New York City, but across the world. In her essay, “A Quilt of a Country,” writer Anna Quindlen promotes a sense of patriotism by introducing an influential metaphor comparing the country to a quilt and numerous rhetorical questions aimed to dissolve stereotypes.

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