My Body My Closet Analysis

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Issac, "Skeletons in the Closet", by Clara Spotted Elk, is an effective essay due to Elk's usage of emotionally packed words and phrases. Her passionate stance on the topic as well as her personal experience on the issue. The rhetorical questions, as well as her strong vocabulary help the audience clearly understand her opinion and reasoning. Readers feel personally connected to the issue and, as a result, feel more connected to the topic. Elk also provides her audience with in-depth background information that gives readers a full understanding on the topic. Elk's background information uses evidences such as personal story and statistics for a better understanding of the bigger picture around the issue. By doing so, readers feel more convinced about the author's…show more content…
Her use of the "Works Cited" page help the audience understand what sources she used and make her a more trusted author. The audience is more connected to the issue because they know that this opinion is not just based on Peterson's personal narrative, but is based on research. However, her evidence is slanted, because she is biased as a disabled female. If she had used evidences from other people on how they viewed disability, instead of just using her thoughts as someone with a disability, her evidences would me much more reliable and effective. The Toulmin method is effective for critical readers, writers, and thinkers. When we come across any arguments or commercials, we can analyze each part of the argument by utilizing this method. In doing so, we can effectively pinpoint where each argument is strong, and where it is weak-- then we can make our decisions based on this. As critical writers, the Toulmin method assists us in creating a powerful argument. Taking all of this into consideration, we can weave all parts of this method into our arguments and can be satisfied that our argument must be
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