John Barry's The Great Influenza

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In this passage from The Great Influenza John Barry Uses an informative tone, and extended metaphor, and logos to characterize scientific research as an analytical process. Throughout the passage Barry Consistently uses an informative tone to characterize scientific research as analytical. One example of this was when he said “A scientist must accept the fact that all his work, even beliefs, may break apart… out such findings”. This is a statement made by Barry, and could easily be changed into something less informative or almost suggestive to the reader, but Barry purposely put that quote the way he did to be straightforward and clear about what science is like, and what it does for you. Another example of an informative ton was when he stated “ultimately, if the… from supply houses.” This quote is getting right to the point to show the reader the characterization of scientific research. This specific example is clearly telling the reader what happens when a breakthrough in science occurs, and because of his informative tone there is no doubt that it is what he intended to convey.…show more content…
In the fifth paragraph Barry states question after question to show what occurs during scientific research. “In the wilderness the… analyze it?” this paragraph states what goes through scientist's mind when researching, although it won't be regarding a rock and the flow of water, every time it is a factual scientific inquiry, it can be used as a comparison or analogy for other examples of research. Also barry uses Einstein's own scientific research to prove his point in the earlier sentence. “And just as Einstein… such findings.” Using facts about what Einstein, a well known scientist who has earned ethos, helps Barry characterize scientific research. Once again the reason Einstein is such an effective person to compare your findings to is because of his
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