In his article “Ratcheting Up the Rhetoric” (NY Times, 9/3/15) Charles M. Blow, asserts that recent accusations and opposition against the Black Lives Matter movement can be attributed to Americans unwilling to accept the uncomfortable reality of their racist society. Blow follows his claim with various statements made by the media accusing Black Lives Matter of being a “hate group”, examines the “concerted effort to defame and damage” the movement, and cites the public’s desperation to continue denying the truth of rampant police brutality and ingrained racism in America. Blow writes this article highlighting these wrongful attacks on Black Lives Matter in order to destroy the image of a violent “hate group” that the media has painted in society’s
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Finally, the film “The Patriot” by Robert Rodat uses the archetypes of the quest for revenge and the fall to reveal how we as humans are willing to go to war for freedom, and for family, and unite people together under one cause. People are willing to go to war for family, freedom, revenge and to bring together a country or group of people.
In these passages they 're speaking on whether psas ' is a good thing or can it be beneficial. Passage 1 is trying to prove that these commercials are good. Passage 2 is trying to prove that this can be good or bad but basically saying beneficial. Passage 1 is correct if you ask me. If they are trying to put in kids head that drugs and alcohol can hurt you then kids will not use them.
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.
The opinion article “Black Lives Matter: A Movement Built on Lies” by John Perazzo represents the Black Lives Matter movement (which is referred to as BLM within this essay) and the people associated with it in an intensely negative light. Through the use of several rhetorical devices, Perazzo dramatically conveys his deep resentment for the group. By doing this, he aims to persuade the audience against Black Lives Matter and to share his antagonistic views. After all, the portrayal of the movement is a significant factor in the effectiveness of the text as a whole. Perazzo employs a variety of argumentative strategies to lead to the overall exceptionally slanderous and negative portrayal of Black Lives Matter as a group, which in turn damages his argument’s larger message about the movement’s goals.
Time To Stop Hooking Up,” By Donna Freitas is a very interesting and relatable article to students in College. This article is very persuasive, as to many of the things the author points out are indeed true. It’s a must read article, and will easily catch your attention, it proposes how hooking up is the norm, there should be more dating involved, feelings of college students. Why is hooking up considered a regular thing in college?
For my final project of the semester, Project 4, I decided to revise my rhetorical analysis of project 2. I took your comments and feedback very solemnly, to avail further my inditement. I understood the feedback consummately, and optically discerned precisely what I needed to do. The main thing I wanted to fixate on was understanding that the paper was filled with many conceptions, and constructing it down to precise conceptions, and expounding them exhaustively. I abstracted some conceptions that I believe that weren’t apart of the process of explicating the argument or how it works.
To understand the true meaning and emotion behind Sam Cooke’s revolutionary song “A Change Is Gonna Come”, we must first understand Cooke himself as a musical artist and as a person, as well as understanding the Civil Rights Movement and the role it played in the songs creation. Sam Cooke was one of eight children born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He began singing at an early age in his church, because his father was the Baptist minister at the time. After some time had passed, Cooke and his family relocated to Chicago. There he began performing gospel music with his siblings.
Welcome, my fellow Americans. It is truly an honor to be standing in front of you all today and to be chosen as your Democratic nominee for the 1936 United States presidential election. When I came to office in 1932, it was a time of depression, economically and mentally. Throughout the past four years, we have worked together as a nation to dig ourselves out of the worst of this Great Depression. While we have made solid progress, there is still much to be done to finish off the job and restore our nation to economic success.
Trapped in Our Country’s Shadow. Everybody in this world have something they want to pursue. But for some people the things that can result in their happiness are overshadowed by either the things they regret doing in the past, family situation and even the country they were born in. Women in Somalia, located in East Africa, are prime examples of people who are trying to obtain their own happiness. But, are stopped from doing so because of the country they were born in.
In Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish, he states that “[a] real subjection is born mechanically from a fictitious relation” (202). That is, to say the gaze of those observing you is a chiasmus. Chiasmus is a verbal pattern where the second half of an expression is balanced against the first with revised. For example, the prisoners in the panopticon , which is a circular structure that has light thrust up each individual person, so it makes it extremely difficult to tell if a guard is looking at you. Basically, the idea of this structure was for the prisoners to fear and internalize the gaze.
In the recent year we have seen a resurgence of racism and violence against the African American community that was prevalent in the 60’s. Police brutality against innocent African Americans, more often than not with fatal outcomes, has sparked a new civil rights movement called “Black Lives Matter.” In an op-ed piece written by the editorial board they talk about the issue at hand saying, “The ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement focuses on the fact that black citizens have long been far more likely than whites to die at the hands of police, and is a piece with this history […] They are underlining an indisputable fact – that the lives of black citizens in this country historically have not mattered, and have been discounted and devalued,” (NY Times,
“Honey, you are changing that boy’s life.” A friend of Leigh Anne’s exclaimed. Leigh Anne grinned and said, “No, he’s changing mine.” This exchange of words comes from the film trailer of an award-winning film, The Blind Side, directed by John Lee Hancock, released on November 20th, 2009. This film puts emphasis on a homeless, black teen, Michael Oher, who has had no stability or support in his life thus far.
In “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, the author uses diction like abstract diction and details by explaining what he exactly wants in life to demonstrate Walter and his dream. To begin, Hansberry uses diction to demonstrate Walter and his dream by using abstract diction. She does this by explaining how he will give Travis anything for his seventeenth birthday and that he will “hand you the world!” (2.2). This shows that he wants to make his sons life as good as possible.
Winston works for “The Ministry of Truth” in which they rewrite history, but they had a significant slogan. The slogan that they had was “ War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength”. After reading this, the reader could tell that they are using irony to run their society. War is Peace, means that in their society, keeping the people believe that constant war is actually a way of maintaining peace, and if there is constant war, then the people of this society are constantly giving, sacrificing, and pledging devotion to their government, which ends up giving the government more power. Freedom is Slavery, means that people probably believe having total freedom is actually a way to become enslaved, in which the government tries to
After completing my module 1 assessment, I learned a lot about different strategies to analyze rhetorical situations. I learned how important exigence and purpose are when persuading an audience. The reading helped me understand how to interpret the video. Prior to reading, I did not understand how to look at things rhetorically. The reading allowed me to understand that everywhere you look you are being persuaded of something.