Rhetorical Analysis Of Getting A Healthy Start

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In the book, Getting A Healthy Start, Kalman said, “Nutrition is the food you eat and the nourishing elements it contains, and energy is the power your body needs to function, or work” (Kalman, p4.). Providing one’s body with healthy and nutritious foods is crucial because the body needs the nutrients in order to function properly. In Steingraber’s essay, Most Children Don’t Like Spinach, But I Am A Child Who Does, she enforces the idea that children should be exposed to healthy food because it provides children with the nutrients they need to grow. The author describes how her children’s eating habits and relationship with food are unlike most children. In Most Children Don’t Like Spinach, But I Am A Child Who Does, Steingraber argues that exposing children to healthy, whole foods can teach children to live a healthy lifestyle by using the following rhetorical …show more content…

“Even their name is made out of limp French Fries,” she asserted. “Why would you want to eat their food? To her, the M in McDonald’s looked like two yellow, bent-over fries.” The imagery here allows the reader to picture the M in their mind as two fries that are bent because they are covered in grease. Through this vivid description of the M, the author displays her children’s hatred towards McDonalds, the fast food chain that every child loves. The author also uses imagery in the following quote, “Watermelon is the ambrosia of the household, closely followed by cantaloupe, strawberries, and cherries.” Through this quote the author conveys the idea to the reader that the family admires watermelon. Since the author refers to the watermelon as ambrosia, meaning the food of the gods, the readers can imagine that the taste of watermelon which might make them want it. The usage of imagery throughout the article allows the readers to view food from the same perspective as her

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