Anne Lamott 's essay, “Shitty First Drafts” explains to its readers that all writers, even the best, can have “shitty first drafts.” The essay presents the proper writing process from the first draft to the final piece of work. Her essay is intended to encourage writers who are in need of direction when it comes to writing and to teach inexperienced writers ways to become more successful in writing. Anne Lamott uses her personal experiences to build credibility, figurative language to engage the reader and provides the reader with logical steps for the writing process. To build credibility on her processes success, Lamott uses her own personal experiences.
I chose to do so in the form of an interview because depending on the questions asked by the interviewer, the character, Jean Louise Finch, can fully reveal her current state of mind. In order to effectively portray Jean Louise’s shock, I tried to ask questions that show her disgust towards the racists and hypocrites. This task also aimed to outline Jean Louise’s confusion about her relationships with people around her. I attempted this by emphasizing her respect for Atticus and the romantic relationship with Hank, which intends to give a stark contrast between her previous fond relationships with her loved ones and the uncertainty she now feels towards them. I also expressed her unwillingness to stay in Maycomb to further highlight her disappointment and anger towards her hometown.
Ruth Lynch was a young girl when she read “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Lynch said that it gave her hope that not all Caucasians were evil and eased her fear of living in a racist world. Laura Bush, the former first lady, says Lee’s novel was created to bring the country together despite the many different backgrounds. Actress Tina Sloan explained how her and her friends were awakened and realized just what racial prejudice was. Anna Strasberg, another actress says that she believes the novel will teach people to trust others more and not judge a book by its cover.
Michaela Cullington was a former student at University in Pennsylvania when she wrote the essay of “Does Texting Affect Writing?” Have you ever thought if texting truly effects our writing style when it comes to college levels? Cullington did research of her own from different people group asking this question. Her thesis sentence was “IT TAKES OVER OUR LIVES” (…). The way that she capitalized all the letters is something that can engage the reader and the curiosity of knowing what is taking our lives?
Letters to John Adams writing prompt: Write a response in which you analyze the rhetoric that Abigail Adams uses to support the opinions she expresses in these letters. Recall that rhetoric is the art of using language to influence others it can include appeals to logic, emotions and mortality. It might also include rhetorical devices such as analogies to strengthen an argument. Remember to use evidence from the text to support your response. In Letters to John Adams, Abigail uses rhetoric to help persuade the user to her points, one of the many examples is in paragraph 8 where she states “I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.”
In Peggy McIntosh’s’ essay, “White Privileges: The Invisible Knapsack”, she uses numerous diverse rhetorical strategies to persuade and engage her readers attention toward the claims she states about white privilege and racism. The essay points out that males and white people from birth have certain privileges, earned strengths, and unearned power. The author made good use of ethos, pathos, and logos to persuade her readers to understand and accept her claims about white privilege, and these claims she specifically stated, gradually expanded her thesis throughout her essay. McIntosh’s purpose in her essay is to identify the “invisible systems” that we have of male and white privilege in order to educate the public and readers about the masked favoritism or inequality to reestablish it.
There are even more symbols in “The Hand” but these are the biggest ones seen in the story. This is a story a woman learning the flaws of the stranger that she married and how she learns to accept and maybe even love in the future. Manly Hall once said, “Symbolism is the language of the mysteries. By symbols, men have ever sought to communicate to each other those thoughts which transcend the limitations of language.” The author uses the symbols in their writing to tell a different story than what the words written on the page say to the reader.
Here we see that the author uses a hyperbole to emphasise the drama and the childness of the statement. Another example of dialogue that uses quality diction to demonstrate her point was when her mother asks,” What’s the matter with your own wagon?” As the mother continues speaking, the readers understand that this was intended to be a rhetorical question. By implementing, literary devices, Miss Tanner intrigues her readers and hence makes them continue to crave to
When an individual is made to question their basic values, they change what they know and reform their perspectives due to the persuasion of an influential voice. Indira Gandhi’s speech effectively portrays the inequality experienced throughout society and is evident in the line, “We need women”. It is evident that Gandhi uses a feminist voice and effectively uses inclusive language in order to inflict her personal beliefs and ideas onto the audience in order to persuade them by targeting their emotions and unifying the audience under the common idea of equality. Likewise, Obama’s democratic voice makes his audience question what they already know and whilst doing this also sparking fires in each individual to unify them as a whole. Obama states, “When a little girl born into the bleakest poverty…
Allegories are used for many reasons, such as debating about politics, or create moral meanings, but what intrigues me is that authors are able to express their ideas on controversies that have happened in the past with their own stories, simultaneously giving it a better context to the story, and give a peek of how it would feel if the reader was in the situation, just with an allegory. Kate Chopin, most definitely, was a supporter of the feminist movement, and she showed her support of the women’s movement through her allegories, for example, her short story “The Story of an Hour.” "Story of an Hour” starts out with Richard, Brently Mallard’s friend, came home with terrible news that Louise Mallard’s husband, Brently Mallard died in a train accident. On the first page, 3rd paragraph, Chopin says,”She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept. She wept at once with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms.
In the book, Wild, the author Cheryl Strayed made interesting rhetorical appeals that both hurt and benefit her effectiveness to relate to the reader. The author carefully and cautiously chose what and where certain parts go or even what word is the best. . In this essay, I will demonstrate Strayed’s intended audience, situation, claim, purpose, and her the
Art Op-Ed Rewrite In this piece of writing, The Importance of Art, by Author Unknown, the author uses rhetorical devices to further emphasize their point about why art should be kept in school and what would occur if we no longer possessed this. The author directs this article towards both a young and old audience, by using their convincing tone and colloquial diction, as if they are having a friendly debate with the reader. The author start the essay by using anaphora and beginning each sentence with the words, "Art is something."
She thinks that “we’re in the midst of a literacy revolution” (Thompson 157), which may well be true. But she only identifies and investigates one cause based solely on her inductive process. Lunsford believes that students are better writers because they type more (Thompson 158). This idea is a classic case of the post hoc fallacy, or mistaking correlation for causation (Moore 207). While these events may be related, there might be other factors at play, such as advances in nutrition, health, and public
Lynn uses the rulings of appellate courts to disprove the myth among pit bull advocates, that pit bulls are unidentifiable. The author begins the article by addressing the case of Ohio v. Anderson, and that it was decided that a dog owner of ordinary intelligence can determine if they own a dog commonly known as a pit bull. Moreover she addresses that pit bull advocates state that pit bulls are unidentifiable and that there is no such thing as a pit bull, and why this argument is not only invalid but misleading and harmful to society. Lynn states that adoption agencies have tried to create different names to signify variating subgenres of the breed in hopes to get pit bulls adopted.
Bianca Brooks builds her argument through facts, personal experience, and evidence; giving a nod to the counterargument; and tying her points together with sophisticated language and questions for the reader to ask him/herself. Brooks opens her argument with a brief narrative, describing her excitement to read from certain authors that year. Her carefully placed self-description using pathos pulls the attention of book lovers closer as she relates her interests to theirs. With the hook thrown for the people she needs support from, Brooks continues to form her point with references to well known books such as Genesis and Pride and Prejudice.