Book 3 analysis prompt/analysis essay How does the author use rhetorical devices to simultaneously inform and keep the reader engaged? In the absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian junior uses many of rhetorical devices to tell us his story in a way that would keep the audience engaged and also get his message through. He uses imagery that complements his pictures and stories.
Throughout 35/10, Sharon Olds uses imagery and a depressing tone to show the contrasting physical characteristics between the mother and daughter. In the first sentence, imagery is used to describe colors of hair. This use imagery shows how the mother is upset about her daughter growing up, and it makes the reader empathize with the mother. Sharon Olds also uses words that have many different connotations such as when mother refers to the daughter as having a "purse full of eggs. " The mother does not mean that her daughter's purse is filled with actual eggs, rather she is saying her daughter has plenty of eggs that are viable for reproduction.
Jam-Packed Rhetoric Every form of written, oral, and nonverbal communication throughout the entirety of history can be boiled down into one simple word-rhetoric. One may ask, "What does this word that summarizes all forms of communication even mean?" According Merriam-Webster Dictionary, rhetoric is defined as "the art of speaking or writing effectively" ("Rhetoric"). While formal definitions provide a broad understanding, these tend to lack the depth that encompasses the entirety of rhetoric as a whole.
I have chosen this article because the tittle seems very enticing. I want to know deeper information on how we can read people’s thoughts just by looking at them. I am also interested with the psychological issue so I decided to read and learn through this article. 4. Explain briefly in four or five sentences what the article is about.
Test One: Rep. John Lewis 1. To me the main messages of the article is to use love and non-violence to get your point across and/or when you are trying to get what you want. That you do not have to always fight fire with fire. You can see this throughout the interview while John Lewis talked about how to prepare for their protest or marches they would practice being talked down, spit on, being beaten. That through the practiced they learned not to fight back but show the people who were doing these horrible things to them love.
Lewis is trying to make the audience feel like they have a mission, one that will take them as a community to accomplish. Lewis purposely first leads them with sadness, telling the audience stories of friends and family who face the hardships of the government, but, starts telling them that they are not alone, telling them that they need to work, and finally, telling them that they will succeed. By doing this, he starts with the truth, but ends by motivating the audience of how it isn’t the end.
Phelps in this article examines why the United States has scored low on international tests consecutively for many years, and, though there are doubtless numerous factors that come into play, he determines that the most constituent for the results has to do with metrication, or lack thereof, in America. He also details his investigations of the possible repercussions of metrication, deciding that it would be beneficial for the country to convert to the metric system. His argument is ultimately well placed, thoroughly inspecting a multitude of angles in regards to the case. From both a financial and mental standpoint, it appears that switching from the imperial (also known as English or custom) system would be in the best interests of the nation
Wilson’s use of satire and other rhetorical devices effectively exposes the immature nature of the arguments between these two groups as well as demonstrate how counterproductive they can be. Wilson’s format is the first striking thing the reader notices. Both passages have the same general structure: They both begin by discrediting the other group, they both claim their group is entirely irreproachable, and they conclude by briefly establishing their own goals and ideas. This not only proves how similar the strategies are, but also establishes the immature and ineffective nature of these arguments.
From each of the three readings, the authors of those readings had a purpose to what they want to discuss. Author Keith Grant-Davie who wrote, “Rhetorical Situations and Their Constituents”, clarifies the meaning, purpose, and importance of a rhetorical situation. John Dawkins wrote, “Teaching Punctuation as a Rhetorical Tool” explains the concept of grammar and punctuation being used as a rhetorical tool. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to show the audience his different rhetorical appeals being expressed in his letter. Each author presented a point that the students need to know to help them in writing; however the use of punctuation as a rhetorical tool is uneasy to understand, therefore to present knowledge and
Samuel Butler views and describes it in a very complex way. He describes life to be the a conscious one then an unconscientious one. He describes the possibilities of life being short as we wait to die to live, and that the idea can be ridiculous. He shows that life can be and amazing and unique thing in its own way to everyone. He is able to effectively demonstrate his attitude towards life by using strategies like metaphors,similes, imagery, and in his use of diction and syntax.
13th Analysis “13th”, a documentary produced by Anya DeVernay, is about racial inequality. To strengthen the argument about racial inequality, DeVernay uses pathos, logos, and ethos in the documentary. Pathos, the use of emotions, is seen numerous times in the 13th. For example, throughout the film, clips of African Americans being thrown into jail or beings harshly treated are shown. This appeals to emotions because the person viewing the film gets a real life image of what African American’s are being treated like.
Strategies: Sarcasm/Humor: The writer/director has incorporated loops of sarcastic and crude humor throughout the film that is shared between two main characters: Trevor (a disabled teen) and his caregiver, Ben. It is clear that the base of their relationship just happens to be sarcasm and rude jokes towards one another. Questions:
This article uses the promotion of the incredible new MagnaSoles to play with the gullibility of the general public. The satire piece is meant to entertain the audience while also pointing out problems in today’s society. It states that the top pseudoscientists used the principles of Terranometry to determine the perfect amount of 32.805 kilofrankles at which the MagnaSoles resonates and converts the pain-nuclei into