Personal Narrative: Why I Let Me Out And Play In The Rain

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When I was a kid, there was something I have always desired to do; play in the rain. It was a boring and sunny Saturday when I observed, out of nowhere, the clouds becoming bigger and darker with every second that passed. All of my friends were sad that they had to go home, but I saw it as an instant opportunity to convince my mom to let me out and play. I have tried a plethora of times before to persuade my mom to let my play in the rain, but I have failed every single time. Generally, she gives a lot of good reasons as to why I should not do it including me getting sick or hurt, and at the end she was right about one of those. I was not going to back down that particular day so after much debating she let me out and play. I could not describe my…show more content…
I was able to achieve this purpose by carefully selecting my vocabulary, ethos, pathos, and logos. The audience awareness did help me achieve my purpose because I knew what to do and not to do in order to get what I wanted. My angle of vision affected my choices because at the time I was very young and did not know any better or the gravity of the consequences, on the other hand, my mom had more experience and knew if I was not careful something would happen. As stated before, the rhetorical choices I made were effective because I used a lot of ethos in order to appeal my mom and engage with her feelings and way of thinking, I thought that would be more practical and effective than using more pathos and logos, even though I used all of them. My success impacted me because I realized the power of my words, specifically the different modes of persuasion. It definitely changed the view of myself because I realized I still have a lot to learn. Before I thought nothing would happen, but after the accident those views changed and my perspective afterwards was that I needed to be more cautious with my decisions and
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