My rhetoric analysis is on an open letter to Starbucks after the author discovered the company’s involvement with Planned Parenthood. I found the letter through a link on Facebook, as all great pieces of literature are discovered. Some background knowledge may be needed about the accusations being made towards Planned Parenthood, although the author goes into lots of detail explaining these accusations, which are that Planned Parenthood is taking highly developed fetuses from the abortions that they perform and selling them. This open letter is written to the Starbucks Corporation, but it is an open letter, so the audience also includes patrons of Starbucks. The purpose of the letter is to get Starbucks to stop subsidizing Planned Parenthood
This class has taught me the foundation of how to become a rhetorician, and how that can benefit me in more ways than just English papers. I’ve learned key points needed to construct a successful argument in order to persuade an audience, whether that be on paper for a professor or in a job interview in the future. So far, I’ve written many prompts and slack posts. One of my shortcomings is speaking in my own voice in the paper and not fully delving into the proper lexicon. This is something I’ll be sure to nail in the final.
In the article “My Fast Food Meal” by Michael Pollan, fast food is explained In-N-Out. Pollan’s son, Isaac, convinces his reluctant mom to go to McDonald’s by telling her she can get a salad. The option for the whole family to get whatever meal they desire is a marketing tactic that makes sure there is something for everybody, so kids can convince parents to go and get fast food. Pollan’s family heads to the car to enjoy the meal, as many American families do. In fact, about 19 percent of American meals are eaten in a car.
This passage enlivens the text as a whole because it contains great detail and very descriptive words in regards to Beethoven's classical music. As I read this paragraph, I could imagine how wonderful his music was and how it affected him. This paragraph makes the passage easier to understand due to the sensory details. Also, this paragraph stood out to me versus the other paragraphs because it contained vivid information and details. Lastly, the details made the passage come together as a whole and to have a better understanding of what the author was talking about.
Ira C. Herbert, implies that because the Coca-Cola company has used the slogan for years, it belongs to them and therefore only Coca-Cola should be able to use it. Mr. Herbert immediately defends his position above when he claimed the Coca-Cola company “first used” the slogan “in print advertising in 1942” (Para 4). The essence of Herbert’s argument is that, because the Coca-Cola company first started using the slogan back in the twentieth century and long ago before nobody else did, so it gives the Coca-Cola company the right to claim that it belongs to them. The author includes this fact to emphasize that the only Coca-Cola company has the right to claim that the slogan belongs to them and therefore only Coca-Cola should be allowed to used
Looking in the Past Seeing this year pass by, makes me wonder how much I really accomplished. Wondering what if or what could of I’ve done to make it better would always come up my mind. Both reading and writing aren’t my cup of tea subjects, I really have trouble learning and processing how to really use certain techniques. Witnessing my transformation from the beginning when school started on August, to now ending the semester shows how much I’ve been improving. I look back at all the different forms I’ll be writing and how much advancement I’ve have come too.
The Detriment of Science Exploration As described in the Leviathan by 17th century political philosopher, Thomas Hobbes, humans are "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short" (Hobbes). Hobbes believed that humans are inherently flawed, and will naturally create anarchy amongst themselves due to their nature. In the novel Brave New World written by Aldous Huxley in 1931, the world controller of the state, Mustapha Mond, manifests this idea through the rhetorical question, "What 's the point of truth or beauty of knowledge when the anthrax bombs are popping all around you"(Huxley 228)? As science was explored unrestrictedly, citizens of the World State began to fight each other. Although Mond 's argument ultimately leads to the sacrifice of
Fear for the Future When people write they can intentionally or unintentionally use rhetorical modes to communicate their message. Two such essayists who make use of rhetorical modes include Frederick Douglass in his essay “Learning to Read and Write” and E.B. White in his essay “Once More to the Lake”. Douglass describes his struggle as a child slave and how literacy helped him and hurt him on his path to freedom. White reminisces about the past and his trips to the lake while on a trip with his son.
Through the attempt of writing these personal essays, with the help of my teacher and the materials made available to me, I can affirmatively say that I feel more confident as a writer and as an editor. I say that because I feel self-aware to an extent to be able to see the major flaws in my personal essays and being able to edit them to produce better quality writings. A significant development in my writing was to acknowledge the “Show not tell” phrase and implement it in my personal essays. This particular rule has helped me out majorly focus on deploying the five essential human senses which include sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Deploying this sensory language has further enabled me to “show” my audience what I intend to communicate to them.
The Link Between Drinks: Rhetorical Strategies in Tara Haelle’s “Alcohol can rewire the teenage brain.” It is no secret that teenagers experiment with alcohol, so why are the repercussions still kept hushed? Science writer and educator Tara Haelle works to reveal just a portion of the consequences that come from binge drinking during the teenage years in “Alcohol can rewire the teenage brain.” Haelle is attempting to convey the risk that adolescents are at when they participate in the harmful act of binge drinking. Haelle works to use documentary data and several types of appeals to persuade the readers against allowing or participating in binge drinking.