An author’s purpose is often revealed through the rhetorical strategies that he/she uses throughout their piece. David Sheff uses anecdotes and emotional appeal in order to achieve his purpose: to give a different view on the disease that is addiction. Similarly, Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda, and Liz Welch use emotional appeal and contrast of perspective in I Will Always Write Back to convey the message that standard of living should not limit a person’s capabilities.
Scrolling through social media, one would see a lot of posts from accounts called RelatableGifs2016, or SchoolMemes101. From the names of the accounts one can make an educated guess about they might post. Relatable pictures. When something is familiar it becomes more understandable, and people tend to empathize more with something if they can have a connection with it. In his essay, Mike Rose focuses on three personal references to allow his reader to understand the purpose of his work “Blue Collar Brilliance”.
In the essay, “On Being a Cripple,” Nancy Mairs uses humorous diction and a positive tone to educate people about life as a cripple and struggles of people with disabilities. She does this to show how hard it is to be disabled and how it differs from the life of someone without a disability. She talks about the struggles and the fears that disabled people must deal with on a daily basis. Mairs use of rhetoric creates a strong sense of connection and understanding for the reader. Nancy Mairs is successful in using detailed imagery, diction, and tone to educate her readers about the difficulties of living with a disability.
Mike Rose, in his excerpt from Why School?, questions the reliability of the educational system and its key focus on economic readiness. He states that schools stress the importance of economics, accountability, and compliance over previously sought over qualities like curiosity, intellect, and courage. Rose argues that education is spread mainly due to economic motivation; money motivates society more than dreams and desires. This economic focus is combined with assessments to calculate the number of students who do poorly in school and weed them out. Rose believes the economic motive merged with this assessment restricts what should be the main focus of school: development.
Gatto became a schoolteacher because according to him he had nothing better to do, he is an English teacher but he says the he doesn’t only teach English; he teaches school. His students learn seven lessons for life and they are things that can easily be criticized by others who do not understand them and make assumptions. The first is the lesson of Confusion. There is a lack of connection between the curriculum that students are taught and it’s just thrown at them. It causes great confusion in the minds of the kids. The second Lesson is the lesson of Class Position and how they must stay in the same class and not try to change. Indifference is the third, he would get his students totally involved and consumed by the lesson of the day. His rule was that when the bell rang he demanded everyone to drop what they’re doing and continue on to their next class and forgetting what happened in the lesson.
To begin, in these three pieces, the authors clearly show that when one is extrinsically motivated, they go through life unware of what they can truly achieve. In “How not to get into College”, this theme is shown when Alfie Kohn has a concern about
n “The Failure of American Public Education” (February 01 1993), John Hood explains the sundry perspectives on the American education system. Hood tactfully uses cause and effect to demonstrate the viewpoints of a myriad of individuals regarding American schools and their approaches to effectively educating students; he explains how “free-market thinkers believe that applying market competition to the public schools will solve many of America’s educational problems” (Hood) ; “critics believe that public education reforms fail because they are compromised or sabotaged by the education lobbies—teacher associations, administrators, and the legislators in their pockets” (Hood) and “many conservatives believe that American public education is in
Intended for case in point, in “Writing for an Audience”, Flower had mentioned how attitude and by what means of knowing the reader’s attitude is seen to be beneficial to the writer. For instance, she had told her audience about a personal experience she had at a lake once; she explains to her audience how her experience changed her attitude towards lakes. She also had mentioned that her best friend had a different experience at the lake, which resulted in her having a not having the same attitude. Flower uses this as an example to show how one’s experience and assertiveness can be different from another’s, which is why it is important to take an audiences attitude into consideration when writing. This is just one of the ways that Flower uses a personal experience in her lecture to help get her point across, she give a lecture about these philological techniques because she believes that it provides her audience with guidance on how to improve their writing
In the “Against Schools” article, author John Gatto describes the modern day schooling system and its flaws. He uses several rhetorical strategies in trying to prove his point. He successfully uses all three types of rhetoric in writing this article, which includes ethos, pathos, and logos. He establishes these strategies very early, and often throughout the article. He believes one issues with today’s schooling system is boredom, and that there is a distinct difference between what it means to be educated and schooled. He uses his experience as a public school teacher in his effort to exercise this opinion that he has, which establishes his first rhetoric strategy.
What is school really trying to do with our lives? The article “Against School” by John Taylor Gatto is an article that talks about the problem of schools and how the goals are not what they say they are. First. the author talks about how the school system creates boredom and what could be done to fix it. He then talks about how school is not needed in its required class times, what the schools say the goals are for the students, and where our school system originated from. Next, he talks about who helped create the system we use today, and what the goals are for the schools in 6 functions. Finally, he talked about how the schools teach students to perform certain tasks in the future, how mandatory schooling made students not think about what
In conclusion this essay was interesting, by showing me how another person may look at life and explain why we should make our own life less complicated. His tone is a moralizing and a bit demanding, in the way he has explained the German Confederacy, and writes the word simplicity three times with an explication point. I do see his meaning in some of the figurative language, but in others it is hard to understand. This expert did make me think about what is really important in my own
Throughout history, we have had to deal with conflict. How we deal with conflict can be most challenging of all. We all can find our strength to make it through treacherous times. A positive attitude can help a tremendous amount when dealing with conflict. An example of this can be found in The Diary of Anne Frank. Anne’s positive attitude and hope helped her overcome her distressing time in hiding during World War II. Other examples can also be found in the poem “Homesick”, and journal entries written by youngsters living during World War II. Having hope helps overcome obstacles that you may have thought was unfeasible to surpass. Hope can be found in everything. Fear can leave you petrified, but hope is the greatest strength that you can possess and hope will always overpower fear.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on the date of May 22, 1859 of Edinburgh, Scotland, him and his family were prosperous Irish-Catholics. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle was a chronic alcoholic and was a moderately successful artist, but apart from having an excellent child, he never accomplished anything of
After reading the book, I can relate the main character to many people in the world including myself. Although, the main character, Thomas, felt like he was worthless and a failure, he eventually was able to find something that he was unique at and show it off to the world.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald, a famous American short story writer and the greatest representative of the lost generation in English literature revealed the topic of the back side of the American dream in the 1920s and life, love, pursuit of happiness in the era of the Jazz Age in his novel