Jacob Hosp Mrs.Wachter 8 Literacy May 18, 2017 Do you like a good mystery then check out the book Dead Letter, by Betsy Byars, a fantasy story. When Herculeah finds a note inside a coat, she instantly wants to find out what happened to the person who wrote it. But what she does not know is that everywhere she goes to find new clues she is being stalked by someone who would kill to keep the truth a complete mystery. The theme of the Dead Letter is that Taking risks can help you in the long run.
Jam-Packed Rhetoric Every form of written, oral, and nonverbal communication throughout the entirety of history can be boiled down into one simple word-rhetoric. One may ask, "What does this word that summarizes all forms of communication even mean?" According Merriam-Webster Dictionary, rhetoric is defined as "the art of speaking or writing effectively" ("Rhetoric"). While formal definitions provide a broad understanding, these tend to lack the depth that encompasses the entirety of rhetoric as a whole.
“Honey, you are changing that boy’s life.” A friend of Leigh Anne’s exclaimed. Leigh Anne grinned and said, “No, he’s changing mine.” This exchange of words comes from the film trailer of an award-winning film, The Blind Side, directed by John Lee Hancock, released on November 20th, 2009. This film puts emphasis on a homeless, black teen, Michael Oher, who has had no stability or support in his life thus far.
To create a strong argument, creative techniques must be employed in any piece of writing. Two common techniques are methods of development and rhetorical devices. In Elizabeth Kolbert’s writing of “The Terrible Teens”, she effectively proves her argument with the use of these techniques. Specifically, Kolbert uses examples, appeal to authority, and, inside the latter, metaphors to further support the argument. Using these strategies she successfully proves that neurology can help us understand why teens do unwise things, and that we are unsure what to do about it.
The rhetorical analysis uses strategies for readers to point out the author’s main statements or arguments, that are written in their article or book, which can be more helpful for a better understanding. In Goode’s article, “More in College Seek Help For Psychological Problems,” she used a mixture of process analysis, cause and effect, logos, and ethos, which resulted in a outstanding article in the field of mental health. By using these strategies, Goode had accomplished of spreading the awareness of depression, stress, and high levels of anxiety among university students, and stopped the stigma of mental health, which produces a higher rate of graduates. The implication of my analysis was to recognize the message of Goode’s article and observe the use of strategies that were given in the rhetorical analysis. I gained the experience of writing a professional document, since I know the strategies of knowing if an article or text is a reliable source, which can be very useful in my other classes.
As I was reading, “It’s The Little Things” the audience can see the author jump right into the scene that later goes into a flashback, which contained internal thoughts. The author is trying to capture every last moment before she leaves for a faraway destination and then right after an out of state college. However, after finding some old memories in the form of a video and a photograph she changes her mind for her mother. I found the reason for this was because the author wished to see her mother’s smile for a little bit longer.
A book writer, Truman Capote in the novel, In Cold Blood, published in 1966 addresses the topic of enclosing murder of the Clutter family, and argues that In Cold Blood is a different type of book he calls it nonfiction novel. He supports this claim by narrating illustrating the Clutter family story and the murder story than using the real story of all the characters, then uncover the murderers through time spent with them and their interviews, and finally motives that went to the death sentence of Smith and Hickock for committing the crime. Capote’s purpose is to convince the reader in order to get the reader to believe his novel is a different writing style called nonfiction novel. He adopts an incredulous tone for his audience, the readers of novel, and others interested in the topic of murder through the use of
Communication is a necessity to interact with others, but what some people don’t realize is that without communication we would be missing most media and entertainment. Communication is seen in everything we do and watch for example: movies, television, art, and music. The skills of communication are easily used to convey emotions and ideas to broad audiences. The Beatles are arguably the most popular band of the 20th century and their chart toppers conveyed various topics through song. An analysis of The Beatles’ song Yesterday reveals some of the communication skills used: relatability, intrapersonal communication, and self-feedback.
The introduction of bottling water started in United Kingdom in 1622 at the Holy Well, as time passed bottled water started to become popular in demand especially in the 17th and 18th century used in water therapy and spa-going in Europeans and American colonist .The inclination of using bottled water has reached its ultimate peak especially in the 21st century; this is due to the easy accessibility and convenience. Now with the increasing standard of living bottled water is more affordable to people and it can be gotten anywhere in the country. Despite the convenience of bottled water, there are some harmful effect towards the environment and the health risks that can arise.
I have chosen this article because the tittle seems very enticing. I want to know deeper information on how we can read people’s thoughts just by looking at them. I am also interested with the psychological issue so I decided to read and learn through this article. 4. Explain briefly in four or five sentences what the article is about.