Rhetorical Analysis Of Accident Hump By Elizabeth Morbert

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Teenagers are dangerous, rebellious, and mischievous due to their brain not fully developed. They’re reckless and have a higher chance of doing something bad, but technology such as neurology can help explain the reason behind their behaviour. Author Elizabeth Kolbert helps persuade her audience by using metaphor, authority, anecdote, and diction. Elizabeth Kolbert uses specific methods of development in her article to help readers relate to and understand her main idea. She shares “adults spend their lives with wads of cotton in metaphorical nose” (N). It shows teens are more danger-prone to extreme risky behaviours than adults. Since they do not detect the threat in their surroundings which is hazardous to them have a sensitive nose such as teens since they are more prone danger around them while teens are attracted to extreme risky behaviour. In other words, teenagers are optimistic and keener than adults leading “parents [to think] there’s something wrong with their brains.”(E). She connects with parents by explaining why teens act absurd and have a lack of common sense due their pleasure center. Kolbert emphasizes the youth’s brain is more distinct from adults. For example, “The leading cause of death among adolescents today is accidents; [also] known as the “accident hump” (P). Kolbert uses effective diction when she states teens are “accident hump” to do crazy things. Through…show more content…
We learnt from Elizabeth Kolbert in her article “Terrible Teens” that teenagers will endanger themselves one way or the other. Through their brain’s pleasure centre. Kolbert uses the emphasis of teenagers think differently from us. She uses methods of development to catch the reader's attention and persuade them to believe what she’s saying. Should we let parents rise to the challenge of finding the best solution to teenage problems? It's hard to stop the inevitable from

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