Mitchell Porter's I Went To The Forest

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Mitchell Porter’s passage from “I Went to the Forest” explains how nature should be protected because it is peaceful place where people can relax and get away from their industrial lives. Porter persuades his audience that it is necessary to preserve nature before it is too late through her use of word choice, a personal anecdote, and an analogy. Porter’s several uses of stylistic and persuasive elements help him strengthen the logic and persuasiveness of his argument. By using the words such as “same”, “more”, and “frequently”, he shows the reader how monotonous today’s society is with it’s similar malls, restaurants, etc. By using these words, he illustrates how the monotony of communities replaces “the miraculous and infinite variety of
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