I Hate My Discourse Nora Ephron Analysis

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Nora Ephron, essayist and screenwriter, is able to get her point across in her essays just as well as on the big screen. Through narrative stories, with a touch of satire she is able to effectively convey the lessons she’s learned by using ethos, vivid imagery and figurative language through smilie. Ehpron is able to convey her purpose through ethos in the multiple of her narrative stories. She is able to convince the audience of her credibility through each of her vivid stories. In each essay she provides credible sources and personal anecdotes to help with persuasion. In Ephron’s essay “I Hate My Purse” she tells of her personal anecdote of being able to be without a purse. “When I was out, usually at night, I frequently managed with only a lipstick, a $20 bill, and a credit card tucked into my pocket.” As she tells how much she hates her purse, she tells how she is able…show more content…
Making comparisons makes the situations she is in easier to relate to and understand. “I also tried one of those semi-backpack purses, but I bought it just when it was going out of fashion, and in any case, I put so much into it that I looked like a Sherpa” (Nora Ephron: I Hate My Purse | Reader's Digest). In this simile she is comparing the ‘semi-backpack purse’ to looking like a Sherpa, which is tribe in Nepal that provides courteous mountain guides to outsiders. They keep a lot in their backpacks whilst guiding people on the mountain which shows you just what her bag might have looked like. Ephron is able to share the lessons she has learned in her life through narratives and figurative language. It is evident in many of her essays that she built up credibility throughout her life, to write on the subjects she choose. Ephron is also able to help the audience understand what she is writing more thoroughly through the use of vivid imagery and
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