What is the rhetorical mode? What is it about the essay that demonstrates that it is that mode? In the reading “Just Walk On By” I can totally relate what he's going through as I a black man, I've experienced something very similar, but I feel that the essay’s rhetorical mode is exemplification because he uses specific details, examples, and facts to add interest and to get his thesis/Pov across. What his Staples' thesis? The ability to alter public space in ugly ways through the judgment of racial stereotypes.
In the article, “Slow Ideas”, Atul Gawande utilizes personal and historical anecdotes to further strengthen his claims. He often transitions between stories by asking the audience a critical question and then providing his stance on this issue. This strategy allows for a paper that flows well, and also maintains a high level of interest from the audience. This is because the questions often cause the reader to stop and think about their own take on the situation. After posing a question, Gawande then transitions into explaining the problem through the use of a narrative example.
Cruel and Unusual Rhetoric The article, Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Shame of Three Strikes Laws, by Matt Taibbi, emphasizes while at the same time, educating the audience about the “Frankenstein- like monster that is mandatory- minimum sentencing”. The author goes about this in a quirky way to say the least. From overly detailed and heavily sourced paragraphs, to a couple of grammatical errors. Similarly, the loss of tone and occasionally, focus in the article. Although overall the subject was interesting, the method in which it was written seems to be sloppy and rush.
Delia was written as a character that was growing stronger with each put down and threat given towards her. Sykes in the beginning portrayed to be a bully but his characters actions began to become more scared of Delia rather than thinking of her as a victim. Though the broken english spoken by the characters was a little disorienting to begin reading it became a part of the story itself and how it connects with the characters. The story is told in third person narrative giving the author the permission to divulge all the information about thoughts and feelings of each character. The story read like the author was retelling a story once told to her and she added in her own details as she went along.
Analysis Essay Our job as an author first and foremost, is to grab the reader’s attention. One we have gained attention from the reader, it is important to provide a voice that will prove to be unforgettable. Amongst many of the recent articles read by myself, Mark Edmundson’s, “Education’s Hungry Hearts” has proven to be the most affective. This article demonstrates how education is often misunderstood. Edmundson develops his article in a way that establishes credibility, authoritative testimony, and emotional appeal.
Rhetorical Analysis Writers as well as other artists inform, entertain, and persuade their audiences in many ways. Therefore, for a clear understanding of some pieces of work, one need to analyze the work, whether fiction or non-fiction to understand how different parts and elements work together in creating the needed effect. Use of literary elements such as ethos, pathos, logos, tone, and imagery are some of the techniques that bring out the intended purpose of the piece of work. The rhetorical situation is another essential area in rhetorical analysis. “Americans Don 't Have the Right to Bear Just Any Arms” by Kurt Lichtenwald shows how he relates to the audience in a manner that one can recognize and analyze.
In society many find that males hold dominance and make all of the major choices. This is just a stereotype that many people seem to believe. There are many stereotypes for a variety of concepts but that does not mean they are true. There are few females that stand up against sexist stereotypes, but for the few people who have spoken out against them literature has been an effective way of getting their message out. Feminism has impacted literature in several ways; it allows people to share their messages about stereotypes.
What influences the work that authors write? This may be a simple question but in reality there are many answers to this question like; Family and friends, community, social media, the environment and many other things. But the most important of all is the historical events that may be happening during the writers’ time. These events influence the viewpoints of the authors and what they decide to write about. For example, writers in the civil rights movement write about regression and human rights being violated compared to those authors who came after the civil rights movements talk about more freedom and human rights finally being acknowledged.
Theme is defined as the underlying meaning in a work of literature. Authors develop theme to connect literature to our daily lives. “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, “A and P” by John Updike, and “Cold Equations” by Tom Goodwin, all have different themes, but place an important emphasis on the heartache and pain caused by learning the truths in life. In these short stories, each character has a realization about life and it changes their future perspective on the world. The theme in “The Scarlet Ibis” is the duality of pride, and the idea that although some pride is good, when you let it control you, it can be devastating.
One thing that stood out the most to me was when a white commentator described our modern day society as “White is becoming the new black” because many people want to pass as black and that’s when they began to discuss Rachel Dolezal. Racheal Dolezal was a Spokane for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) pretending to be black. In reference to the NAACP many whites feel like it’s an unfair advantage that African Americans can belong to a club or organization that caters to the specific needs of that particular