John M Barry Rhetorical Analysis

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John M. Barry uses pedantic diction and metaphors, to captivate his audience. Barry lectures to his audience about how in the realm of science a person must have the courage to be innovative, Barry states, "To be a scientist requires not only intelligence and curiosity, but passion, patience, creativity, self-sufficiency, and courage" (Barry 6-8). Barry uses scholarly diction to get his point across when inferring about how a scientist must explore the unknown. Barry states, "The less known, the more one has to manipulate and even force experiments to yield an answer" (Barry 66-68). With Barry’s borderline lecturing, he adds in metaphors, which the audience has to then work to uncover its hidden meaning. Barry adds, “A scientist must accept
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