Differences Between On Indian Removal And Samuel's Memory

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The language used by Andrew Jackson in “On Indian Removal” and Michael Rutledge in “Samuel's Memory” is different because of many different writing factors. The difference in purpose, audience and tone create the changes in these author's works. The purpose for a piece of writing determines the language used, which also influences the audience and tone. Knowing the audience can help make the purpose more clear and better represented. While the tone can give clues to who the audience is and what the purpose is.

The purpose in writing can be many different things. For example, to inform, to persuade, to express a feeling, etc. In this case, Jackson and Rutledge’s writing is different because of their purpose. While Jackson uses long, complex sentence structure, Rutledge uses short and to the point sentence structures. This affects the language used in these varying structures by matching the vocabulary used type of sentence. To keep the writing consistent the tone, purpose and audience should match or be appropriate to one another.

The audience may change the language used, because different forms of writing may have different effects. For example, Jackson states, “By opening the whole territory between Tennessee on the north and Louisiana on the south to the
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While Rutledge’s purpose is more to inform readers of a new historical perspective on “The Trail of Tears,’ it also has a sad, angry tone. Rutledge states,”We come to a big river, bigger than I have ever seen before. It is flowing with ice. The soldiers are not happy. We set up camp and wait. We are all cold and the snow and ice seem to hound us, claiming our people one by one,” this shows the short sentence structure and the angry tone. The tone of his writing was determined by the language used because the descriptive, angry vocabulary makes a scene of the unknown
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