In the article, “Why Literature Matters” by Dana Gioia, he states that the decline of interest in literature—especially from young teens—will have a negative outcome in society. Notably, he informs the readers by utilizing strong vocabulary, as well as rhetorical appeals to persuade his audience that the decline in reading will have a negative outcome. This allows readers to comprehend his views and join his side of the argument. Gioia’s word choice assists in showing the magnitude of the text by stressing the meaning and importance of his argument. Thus, helping the readers have a better grasp on what he is trying to convey.
David Foster Wallace uses a combination of rhetorical literary devices and modes of persuasion to convince his audience, Kenyon College’s graduating class, that in their adult life it is not only important, but necessary to look past themselves and view the world without themselves at the center. If they do not do so, it will cause them daily misery and pain when having to interact with people when they are tired or bored. Wallace is able to persuade his audience by first gaining credibility with them, so they are more willing to listen to what he has to say. Then, he uses logical reasons as to why they should not put themselves above others in their lives, and solidifies the lesson through emotional appeals that most of the class can relate to and use to grow from. Throughout his speech he uses a variety of rhetorical tools to persuade the audience further, such as his use of anaphora, and syntax in the way he presents his ideas.
132) This passage explains that the Giver thinks Jonas’ teachers are foolish and unknowing. Jonas changes his opinion about his teachers in a negative way, after hearing about what the Giver said about them. This situation could be true about life and about the novel. In life, people frequently change their opinions when they hear the other side of the story. This is another reason why we should hear both sides of the story before we judge the situation.
The decline in reading has consequences that go beyond literature. The significance of reading has become a persistent theme in the world. The decline of reading is also taking its toll in the civic sphere. A study by National Conference of State Legislatures said, “Young people do not understand the ideals of citizenship… and their appreciation and support of American democracy is limited. Gioia also uses reasoning to develop ideas and to connect claims to evidence.
This quote proves that banned books have lessons to teach too. This quote, for example, is teaching that if you always be kind to people and you will have many friends. These are the two different sides and how they could solve their differences to make both sides happier, a compromise. The first two paragraphs were all about how banned books are bad, how they are all horrific and not something you would like to read. However, in the third paragraph, we find that is not the truth that banned books can be good for people to read as well.
These abbreviations can be considered a language that evolves out of texting, and that language can be referred to as textspeak. The influence of textspeak on teenagers' writing is a polarising concept with both fans and critics of texting weighing their opinions. In her essay, "Does Texting Affect Writing? ", Michaela Cullington, a previous student of Marywood University in Pennsylvania, outlines her investigation into whether or not texting affects writing. Cullington analyzes the critiques of texting and why critics believe that texting has a detrimental affect on teenager writing.
The author justifies Kreb’s simplistic view on girls with his regard to the “complicated world of already deﬁned alliances” they live in. Furthermore, the author uses repetition of words such as “He liked” and “He did not want” to reveal Krebs simple thought structure. Words such as these would more likely appear in a writing by a 2nd grader as children have a harder time expressing deeper emotion, beyond the concrete stems of “like” and “dislike”. Likewise, Kreb’s describes his emotions in similar almost “childish” ways. This brings forth the war which depleted him of most humanistic emotion, leaving him with nothing but elementary forms of
The theme of the book is to be protected from adulthood and to keep the innocence while growing up, but the profound language of the novel does something in the theme that could not be done without it. The diction of the book can offend young adults, religion, and some adults feel that it is inappropriate for children to read because of violence and sexuality. The profound actions described in the novel that were presented by slang, cursing, and connotation lead to the banning
Another thing the author makes clear is how unaware Laurie's parents are. Along with word choices, foreshadowing helps get across the theme of lack of communication At first, the theme seemed to be lying makes problems worse, but looking more closely, the message developed into a lack of communication. Jackson used a lot of word choices and foreshadow to get this theme across. When looking at these author crafts a reader will see that the parents are not talking enough. The author shows the reader that Laurie and his parents are not communicating, and this leads to them looking like fools when they talk to the
It would prevent readers from understanding the word’s prior applications. When presented in Huck Finn, the presence of it allows students to be educated about the its negative connotation, both historically and in the present. One typical complaint by students and teachers is that the use of the word ‘nigger’ causes discomfort. Francine Prose of the New York Times claims this discomfort by learners can be transformed into a constructive lesson about tolerance through conversation. She writes, “The understandable discomfort the word ‘nigger’ causes students and teachers is part of a conversation; part of the point of reading that book in school is to have that conversation.” The original version of Huck Finn forces readers to encounter attitudes and behavior that would not be acceptable today, which could lead to a more constructive learning environment