“A Modest Proposal” written by Jonathan Swift in 1729 begins by deploring indigent Irish families who struggle tirelessly to make an honest living for their large families. This speech pivots on an satirical structure with its use of rhetoric that utilizes the form of ethos, an appeal to the reader's sense of ethics and moral values held throughout Irish society. Pathos, an appeal to invoke countless emotional responses from the readers, and logos, the appeal of logic-statistics that the above subject carries to persuade an audience by reason. By using doublespeak, Swift alludes to different types of rhetoric used throughout this speech such as ironic positive slanting, charged language and even satire to exaggerate and expose the stupidity people exemplify when offering solutions regarding the political issues Ireland was dealing
The shameless has multiple point of view, it is about everyday life of family members which they face hard time. The way they style this show which has multiple emotion. For-example the dad doesn’t care he is always drunk, and their mom don’t live with them, the older sister always tried to keep the family together. The show is designed follow by a story line in
English 1010 was an amazing class, during the period that the class was going on I was able to develop my communication skills and become aware of the world around me and how individuals operate according to what the society wants from them. The English 1010 class helped in developing a new aspect of reasoning, analyzing and drawing adequate conclusion. Furthermore I was to know the kind of informations I can take in and avoid wrong assumptions. Most class assignment were based on distinct formats which was a little difficult for me in the beginning but eventually I was able to follow the procedures which help improve my grades in other classes too. We had a discussion on rhetorical analysis where we analyze the rhetorical strategy used, I
During the 1980s, space exploration was a popular topic to watch, listen to, and learn about in American life. NASA had already sent a lot of missions to space, all reaching new milestones and increasing interest in space exploration. The Challenger, however, had a different mission than the rest. It was going to carry the first teacher, Christa McAuliffe, into space where she would teach two lessons. There were six other men and women on board the Challenger. At this time, space exploration was at its peak and all of America was following the space program. Throughout the day, most of the televisions in the nation were tuned to the Challenger launch. One minute and twelve seconds into the launch, the space shuttle exploded. Such a traumatic
I’m fairly confident that I at the very least passed the test with a 3, maybe even a 4. I think that I did as well as I usually do on multiple choice, which hopefully means that I got more than half of them right, but there were more than a few questions that I had trouble with and I ended up not being very confident with my answers for them, however on the whole I think I did alright. For the essays, I spent WAY too much time on the DBQ (I went into the rhetorical analysis time in order to finish it) and I didn’t do a very good time synthesising and using the sources. I’m fairly certain that I answered the prompt thoroughly, but I relied too much on outside information and didn’t use many quotes from the sources. For the rhetorical analysis,
I have chosen this article because the tittle seems very enticing. I want to know deeper information on how we can read people’s thoughts just by looking at them. I am also interested with the psychological issue so I decided to read and learn through this article.
As a reader one has to know what to look for and identify the main idea and understand what the author is trying to argue. Before taking Writing 10 I felt I was a good reader and able to identify the main idea in a prompt, but little did I really know. After going through the research process and trying to identify reliable sources I have essentially cut out the unnecessary information and I go straight to the idea or argument being made by the author. As of before, I would focus on every detail of the writing. Having been assigned readings and having discussions about the readings during class, I soon realized that writing is about an argument being made with supporting evidence. And as a reader it is my job to identify the argument being made. One way I was able to assess an article and interpret it rhetorical appeals was in my Rhetorical Analysis.
Politicians call for missile defense projects. Many defense projects have failed and cost not only the government but taxpayers over 50 billion dollars. Lee Fang, a writer for The Intercept, shows how ineffective these programs have been in the past. The persuasiveness of Lee's argument in his article “Politicians Use North Korea H-Bomb Fears to Pitch Wasteful Missile Defense Projects” is based on a logical approach using facts, (logos), an emotion approach trying to rally us up (pathos), and on his credibility and the creditability of his sources (ethos).
The rhetorical analysis uses strategies for readers to point out the author’s main statements or arguments, that are written in their article or book, which can be more helpful for a better understanding. In Goode’s article, “More in College Seek Help For Psychological Problems,” she used a mixture of process analysis, cause and effect, logos, and ethos, which resulted in a outstanding article in the field of mental health. By using these strategies, Goode had accomplished of spreading the awareness of depression, stress, and high levels of anxiety among university students, and stopped the stigma of mental health, which produces a higher rate of graduates.
The author wrote the two chapters in a chronological order to facilitate the understanding of all the events that occurred in the past. Daschuk used sources such as officials’ reports, statistics, and historical documents to support his opinion and give effect to his text. In chapter 6, he used a table to demonstrate the level of deaths. In addition, he included some pictures in order to demonstrate to the readers physically some aspects of his argument. This technique helps him to convince the readers. In fact, he does not only well describe the struggle of Aboriginals but also show it to his readers. For instance, on page 111 the picture shows the weakened body of a victim of tuberculosis. The only flaw in his demonstration is the lack
Through Thoreau’s entire essay, “Reading”, revolves around the idea of reading being the way to immortality. He calls for a new society, one that does not focus on the materialistic things in life, but instead on creating an intellectual human culture. Thoreau believes that neither property nor money are true inheritances, but that “books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.” (82). This passage demonstrates Thoreau’s idea of society’s way of aiming too low, instead of striving to read well. He argues “most men have learned to read to serve a paltry convenience”, in which he describes “convenience” as being materialistic such as money and trade.
There are so many ways to take everything and there are multiple responses to them as well. Responses, while they may be normal, can also challenge the status quo of the time period. In the essay “A Modest Proposal” Jonathan Swift challenges the status quo of the time and place in which it was written by coming up with outrageous ideas, using sarcasm and satire, and coming up with actual ideas that would change life forever. During Jonathan’s time, no one would ever think about children being the economic problem or even eating the children. He threw out these ideas that were completely different but could solve the problem. In the end, he showed actual points that could help the situation in Ireland. Even though some people normally use sarcasm
In the article “In need of help”, which was featured on “the Economist” website on November, 21 2012, undertook the challenge to argue that the American poor are in dire need of aid and support. The writer, or possible writers, from the Economist put the case forward that the America’s poor were forgotten about in the 2012 election campaign. This article captured my interest, because I am from a family whose income could be considered poverty level. It was founded in September of 1843. The Economist is an English-language based newspaper own by the Economist Group. The Economist publication is