Rhetorical Analysis: Last Child In The Woods

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In this passage from Last child in the Woods, an extremely discouraged Richard Louv shows the separation of nature to both parents and children. By showing imagery through car rides in the present vs. car rides in the past he shows an extraordinary change. By his use of rhetorical devices such as pathos, ethos, and imagery Louv produces a captivating argument to fire up the modern generation. Throughout the passage Louv cites many sources, and deserves credit. The process of this displays ethos. Other people like Elaine Brooks and Matt Richtel give their opinions on the difference between nature in the present and past as well. Louv uses quotation marks to exhibit what others opinions are giving credit to the person who originally said it.

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