Combining a love for music and a personal history of racism, segregation, poverty and drugs in 1940’s Harlem, James Baldwin tells a story about Sonny, a blues loving composer with a dark history, living in Harlem in the early 1900’s. In the story “Sonny’s Blues” we meet the narrator and his brother and learn about the hardships of their lives, including the loss of their parents and a lifelong struggle with heroin addiction. As Sonny grows up in a racial charged borough of New York City he learns how to play the piano and channels his loss and suffering into music that provides an escape for others. Baldwin utilizes symbolism, flashbacks and antithesis to propose the idea that people can get through the trials and tribulations of life by being their brother’s keeper and looking out
From the listening, the professor explains that emotional appeals are to manipulate or control our emotion. And he also says that advertisers use different techniques to persuade us to buy. In the reading, there are two examples about the emotional appeals. The one is Jacko, who is one of the most famous Australian football players. He yelled at audience to buy products. This Jacko’s angry campaign worked out in Australia very well. However, it didn’t be successful leading American people to buy products. It can be said that we need new ways to sell products in different countries or cultures. In fact, in the U.S., Energizer bunny’s funny campaign had sold far more than Jacko’s angry campaign. According to the lecture, funny is more
If the argument of rhetorical analysis is that observations and inferences are how one gathers information quickly and accurately, it points out serious flaws in the presentation of the tool. The author of the article is never listed. Why does the article assume that one blindly trusts information on the internet? Also, there are no sources for the information given in the article (How to Defend Yourself). Critically thinking, this author could be anyone, and most likely is not an expert in self defense. Without cited material, one could assume that the instructions are made up and move on without committing any information to memory. This may not be as great of a factor of inhibition as the division of labor fault, but if realized, this mistake could in actuality derail the entire motive. The credibility of this text is important because the stakes of ignoring the tool’s advice could be disastrous. This is where activity theory and rhetorical analysis overlap: when the outcome is meant to be lower rates of death, injury, rape, etc., but the subjects don’t utilize the text, the system breaks
This article is talking about human trafficking in Cambodia and Myanmar centered in south East Asia off the boarder of Thailand. It broadens the horizon for human trafficking in the aspects that it is not only sex trafficking that is occurring, but also labor trafficking and trafficking of human beings for body parts. I plan to use this article in my essay to broaden the horizon of human trafficking and to link human trafficking back to slavery. Quoting from the author he/she states “Captives from Myanmar and Cambodia are sold to captains on Thai fishing boats to work for months or even years on the boats with little or no payment, with long working days up to 20 hours a day under grave conditions.” The author of this article uses diction such
Kathryn Stockett, the author of The Help uses imagery to help the reader better comprehend the meaning of the passage. As the reader reads along in the passage reading about little Miss Skeeter, “Munching on peanuts, sorting through the pieces spread out on the table, a storm [raging] outside (Stockett 77). Through this imagery that the author provides the reader is instantly transformed into the world of little Miss Skeeter as she is sitting down by Constantine on a dark stormy night doing a puzzle. The reader can hear the crunch of the peanuts and smell the rain coming from outside as they read the passage. Stockett also uses diction to contribute to the imagery of the passage. Words like “ebony” and “frizzy” give life to the characters
In “What We Are to Advertisers” and “Men’s Men and Women’s Women” both Twitchell and Craig reveal how advertisers utilize stereotypes to manipulate and persuade consumers into purchasing their products. Companies label their audience and advertise to them accordingly. Using reliable sources such as Stanford Research Institute, companies are able to use the data to their advantage to help market their products to a specific demographic. Craig and Twitchell give examples of this ploy in action by revealing how companies use “positioning” to advertise the same product to two demographics to earn more profit. Craig delves more into the advertisers ' plan by exposing the science behind commercials. Advertisers are able to create content based on
In “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, the author uses diction like abstract diction and details by explaining what he exactly wants in life to demonstrate Walter and his dream. To begin, Hansberry uses diction to demonstrate Walter and his dream by using abstract diction. She does this by explaining how he will give Travis anything for his seventeenth birthday and that he will “hand you the world!” (2.2). This shows that he wants to make his sons life as good as possible. But he still Directs in only to Travis which could lead to future problems. To continue, she also uses details to demonstrate Walter and his dream by explaining what he exactly wants in life. She does this by explaining that he will “make a transaction...a business
In the essay, Mark Twain is saying that humans are the lowest of animals. Instead of evolving from lower species, human have descended from higher ones. “In order to determine the difference between an anaconda and an earl (if any) I caused seven young calves to be turned into the anaconda’s cage. The grateful reptile immediately crushed one of them and swallowed it, then lay back satisfied. It showed no further interest in the calves, and no disposition to harm them… The fact stood proven that the difference between an earl and an anaconda is that the earl is cruel and the anaconda isn’t….” (Twain 2). This is one example Twain uses to explain to the reader one of the reasons why he believes man is the lowest of animals. This example tells
Blackfish is a 2013 movie directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite it concerns an orca named Tilikum which is held at SeaWorld. The movie speaks of the present incarcerated killer whales living at the SeaWorld Park. The film uses many forms of rhetorical strategies, such as pathos, ethos, and logos to positively persuade the audience of their argument. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos are three persuasion tools used both in Julius Caesar and in Blackfish. Ethos is persuading through the character of the author. Pathos is convincing through the attraction of the reader's emotions. Logos is the persuasion through logic. In Julius Caesar, Mark Antony uses these strategies to turn the Roman crowd against the conspirators with a very convincing speech. Also, in
Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin was a short story about the struggles of living in a tough, rundown neighborhood and looking to drugs as a way out.
During the 1980s, space exploration was a popular topic to watch, listen to, and learn about in American life. NASA had already sent a lot of missions to space, all reaching new milestones and increasing interest in space exploration. The Challenger, however, had a different mission than the rest. It was going to carry the first teacher, Christa McAuliffe, into space where she would teach two lessons. There were six other men and women on board the Challenger. At this time, space exploration was at its peak and all of America was following the space program. Throughout the day, most of the televisions in the nation were tuned to the Challenger launch. One minute and twelve seconds into the launch, the space shuttle exploded. Such a traumatic
You've likely seen celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels putting people through rigorous workouts to lose weight but when it comes to shedding pounds, Michaels says diet is more important than exercise. In fact, she says it's critical.
Those who were responsible for crafting essa ESSA sought to shift the focus from federal accountability and oversight to more local and state-based control; under President Obama’s waiver program, CCSSI and RTT initiatives, the direction of education policy was one on increased federal control over education. An oft-quoted Wall Street Journal editorial claimed that ESSA would represented, “the largest devolution of federal control to the states in a quarter-century.” Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee John Kline further billed ESSA as a rejection of the “Washington-knows-best approach to education” and touted ESSA as “the kind of responsible education reforms the American people want and deserve.”
Miner takes the simple American traditions and breaks them down to their raw form. For example, the way he describes the plain task of brushing our teeth as “inserting a small bundle of hog hairs into the mouth, along with certain magical powders, and then moving the small bundle in a highly formalized series of gestures.” In all honesty, the way he describes it is completely factual, but because we have become so used to doing it, we do not see how peculiar it essentially looks. Miner takes how we would explain another cultures traditions and turns it on ourselves. He evaluates what we see as normal and transforms it into something that seems unnecessary or strange. I believe that his article makes people reevaluate what we think as strange
A collection of fifteen Egyptian mummy paintings collecting dust for nearly one-hundred years, is now aiding scientists and art conservators from Northwestern University to discover how materials were used by ancient artists. Previously, researchers believed ancient painters to apply Egyptian blue only for special occasions. The color was the first ever man-made blue pigment, it took effort to manufacture. Surprisingly researchers found five of the fifteen paintings contained the pigment underneath the other colors, hidden from the naked eye. Egyptian blue was used for under drawings and for color modulation, meaning it was laid down first only to be used later in the painting process.