Punctuation Rhetorical Analysis

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The first thing I did when I went to go read this essay was look up in the index what it focused on, when I saw that it was Language and Communication I thought to myself “oh my gosh this is going to be so boring”, but once I read it I actually thought it was extremely comical. When I think about punctuation I immediately freeze, but the way Lewis told his story about how to use punctuation was brilliant. In this essay, Lewis talked about how to use parenthesis, commas, semicolons, colons, exclamation points, quotation marks, and the dash; However, my favorite section was when he was talking about comma usage. What was hilarious about it was that while explaining all the rules of these things he also showed them in his writing, for instance when Lewis was talking about commas he says “If you try to come back after doing a paragraph and stick them in the various spots…show more content…
I thought Lewis did an amazing job at displaying just how meaningful a little bit of correctly used punctuation could be; He does it throughout the entire essay with all the other types of punctuation; Although, I was a little bummed out at the end when he was talking about the dash and poetry. This part of his essay seemed like it had a completely different tone altogether to me; it wasn’t as comical and I had a harder time understanding the correct and incorrect usage of these two things. Overall, I thought this essay was really funny, and I enjoyed reading it when initially I was dreading it, but it was good, and I’m glad I took the time to give it a
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