When I first read The Birthmark, I thought it was a sad story between a couple. Four weeks later, I still think what happen to Georgiana is a tragedy. However, I have developed some new understandings regarding the author’s background, and the story’s theme and characters. The reason I chose this story is because I am facinated by the development of Georgiana’s character and how the story tackles current issue in the soceity. Hawthorne is a transcendentalist who believed in the “inherent goodness of both people and nature”.(Americanliterarture.com)
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.”
Sandra Cisneros is trying say that life is not fair and has dissapointment as you growing up much like how Esperanza feels about her house on mango street. Sandra is comparing herself with Esperanza in the book to refer her life. The Disappointment Cisneros feels is the same as what Esperanza feels in the book. Esperanza is Disappointed when she realizes how the canteen is not special. In page 76 she found out what the canteen was.
Brian Castner, a war veteran, a husband, and a father. He wrote the book The Long Walk on his psychologically damaging journey through blood, body parts, tears, bombs, death, and a foot in the box. His stories of the war help deploy the readers sorrow and pity. He utilizes many of his own rhetorical strategies to be able to help the reader better understand his emotions during the war. His portrayal of the war exemplifies the common struggle of a post war damaged man trying to escape his crazy.
As for Rhetorical Appeals, the author use strong logo in this article, he points out several statistic data, for example, 3,600 square feet house vs 420 sq. ft. studio, the size of the house that the author brought can inticate the life style of author has already change. He does not a big house anymore. The author uses ethos by showing facts of reliable research, for example, A Study done on 32 middle income families indicted that all mothers stress hormones increased when dealing with their belongings. Those facts make the article more crediable and persuasive.
Rhetorical Analysis Essay: A Modest Proposal Dr. Jonathan Swift places himself as a villain who is willing to do evil deeds to answer hard questions. What pushes Swift to write the essay “A Modest Proposal” is Ireland's economic and social problems. In this satirical essay Swift highlights the problems in Ireland and gives a sarcastic solution to make people feel guilt. Swift’s use of dehumanizing language is used to make the reader oppose Swift’s modest proposal.
Listeners of “A Prairie Home Companion” will be hearing a new voice in the future. Garrison Keillor, the longtime host of the program and beloved entertainer will be stepping down after the next season and there is already a replacement waiting in the wings. According to the Minnesota Public Radio on Tuesday, Chris Thile will be taking Keillor’s job after the star is gone. This bittersweet moment has people recognizing that Garrison Keillor is set to retire and there is little anyone can do to change his mind.
Banneker Rhetorical Analysis The last 16 years of the 18th Century were very exciting for the United States of America. We had just defeated the British in the brutal Revolutionary War, and the sense of becoming a super power was becoming more realistic. However, our young country had many flaws such as; a massive war debt, no stable economy, and the dependence of slaves to do back-breaking work. In 1791, eight years after the end of the war, Benjamin Banneker wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson, the Secretary of State at the time. In his letter, Banneker, the son of a former slave, argues against slavery through the use of flashbacks that demonstrate early patriotic values, the repetition of polite, respectful phrases, and the allusions to biblical doctrine to achieve the purpose of introducing the idea that slavery is an issue.
During America’s birth, Abigal Adam’s writes to her son, who is on a voyage to France. Whilst on a trip with his father, John Adams (the 2nd president of the United States) and his brother, Adams writes to her son in a letter. Adams manifests a gentle tone with steadfast flattery to emphasize how wisdom comes from experience Adam’s employs maternal flattery to boost her son’s confidence and put faith into her assertion on the importance of experience.
Jonathan Edwards was a revivalist, preacher, philosopher, and a protestant during the 18th century. During the 18th century, he wrote a sermon called Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God which is an example of The Great Awakening. The Great Awakening was a time period where they started to use descriptive language and they really started to focus on the individual. Edwards’s sermon expresses the ideology of emotionalism, persecution, and revivalism. While I was reading his sermon I realized that his sermon really expresses the ideology of emotionalism.
Allende’s Stylistic Choices in The House of Sprits In The House of Spirits the reader sees many mentions of other countries outside Chile. Most of the time these countries bring something that Chile may not have such as a new invention or technology. However, these new things brought to Chile are not helpful in the slightest and in truth, damage the Chilean people more than help.