When looking at that specific phrase it’s clear to the reader that Carson is insinuating that killing is becoming a habit of humanity, an idea that while may be true, isn’t usually made outright. Carson defies normal standards and isn’t afraid to confidently share her own opinion. In the sentence “[Animals] were doomed by a judge and jury who neither knew of their existence nor cared,” Carson continues to set a cynical backdrop that depicts humanity as evil. Now, while her tone may not be able to single handedly convince people to change their opinions, what it does do instead is contributes towards her claim that this is an irrefutable problem that requires decisive action. Her tone does this by inciting emotion into the reader.
Carson emphasizes the impact humans have on the environment by integrating a disdainful tone and rhetorical questions. In the beginning of the Silent Spring, Carson’s disdain towards the careless farmers’ use of parathion is evident by her constant use of strong language such as “eradicating”, “habit of killing”, and “distasteful”. By using blunt diction, Carson emphasizes that the use of a dangerous poison, like parathion, are worsening the condition of the environment, and even portrays the farmers who use the poison as murders when she states that they are on a “mission of death”. In addition, Carson further highlights the unethical actions of the farmers by providing an example of how the “growing trend” of killing the “inconvenien[t]” has not only affected the animals living in the environment, but the humans as well. Thus, pointing out that if humans do not take in consideration the effect of parathion, then their harmful actions will soon catch on to affect innocent people like a “ripple” in “a still pond”.
Foremost, Carson evokes pity towards the defenseless birds, and anger toward the farmers for their actions, with emotionally-charged words. The repetition of the word “killing” supports Carson belief that the destruction of birds is savage path farmers choose, because the word connotes evil. The evil, associated with the word, arouses anger at the farmers for their ill doing; additionally, the word
Another instance was when he asserts that the "the whirling turbines could every year kill thousands of migrating songbirds and sea ducks” which has the dual purpose of refuting Broadhurst’s point that the wind farm will not kill any bird and really persuades the reader that the wind farm is detrimental if it will cause the death of wildlife. In addition to imagery, Kennedy also employs repetition of the words us and we in order to bring a sense of alliance against the wind farm, and to include himself as well. A final point is that Kennedy utilizes powerful anaphora. For example, he asserts “I wouldn't build… Nor would I build…”, which show that he is building up his ideas and showing the audience what he believes in and criticizing his critics and presenting the extent of his knowledge of wind farms . Another example of anaphora in which a condemnatory tone is used is when “I (he) invite (invites) these critics… I (he) urge (urges) them to…”
His wife escaped, so the farmer and his people chase her then locked her in his house. The farmer was uneducated so he probably didn't know what his wife really want. So the farmer can deal with animals very well, but he can’t deal with relationship well. As the reader of the poem, the reader think it was pretty normal for the farmer to think in that way at his time period. The reader can’t blame the farmer for the way
Biologist, Rachel Carson, in her book Silent Springs discusses a growing issue of uneducated individuals harming and even killing various animals. Carson’s purpose is to convey the idea that individuals need to educate themselves before making rash decisions that can affect countless other species. She employs oblivious diction in order to appeal similar feelings and opinions in her environmentalist readers. Rachel Carson initiates her excerpt of Silent Springs by describing in exquisite detail an incident occurring in Southern Indiana which negatively impaired multiple innocent species. She appeals to her caring audience by concluding that the rash crimes committed by the farmers were intended to “eradicate” the creature, purely because the
Carson’s words seem scientifically decisive due to the way she unified her talks. Her short essays are often backed up by facts, which stops people from wondering if she has any sort of knowledge and power of the subject. These historical references are situated throughout the text to hamper the questions of people reading “Short Talks.” She begins this piece of literature with a fact claimed alongside her inferences. In “Homo Sapiens”, Carson says that the phases of the moon were inscribed on the handles of the tools, so they could be “reminded of her presence” while they worked. While the tools might have had the phases of the moon engraved on them, it does not mean the engravings were used for that aspiration at all.
Readers can get a strong feeling of disappointment in “the love of farming.” The Author, Wendell Berry uses strong Language, to show how he feels about people who take part negatively in our current farming crisis. The author, throughout his essay shows his discontent through pathos. That creates a negative attitude that reflects upon a
He uses commanding diction in his tone to help the audience understand the current uprising of the nature’s problem and how it is in great need of our assistance. “If they don’t end their long running conflicts, Mother Nature is going to destroy them” is how the author demandingly states his tone. He shows disappointment in his language at the end of the article when he says that the only thing that can save the two Muslim parties is “environmentalism and there is no Shiite air or Sunni water except “the commons” or their shared ecosystems which if they don’t cooperate to manage and preserve them will lead to vast eco-devastation. So his tone and diction are combined to make a mocking claim of how the environment and nature come above
Throughout the poem, there were lots of pieces of figurative language, but more specifically there were lots of metaphors. For example, “I am the bodies that take the pesticides all day/but still no pay” (McMahon 14-15). In this piece of evidence you can tell that the speaker is comparing his body to all of the bodies that take pesticides all day without any pay. Figurative language allows the speaker to add creative additions to the poem allowing the reader to identify the theme