Article Analysis: The Importance of Writing Badly Bruce Ballenger’s article titled “The Importance of Writing Badly” takes a rather peculiar approach to addressing the issue of effective writing. The author eccentrically argues for the importance of ‘bad writing’ by describing different reasons to support his arguments. He argues that it is normal to apportion blames without understanding the root causes of poor writing skills. The author quotes different people who have expressed concerns about poor writing among students including his doctor. He proceeds by explaining why he would encourage his students not to concentrate on their poor writing experiences.
“Thirty years ago, prosecution seemed deemed to take my life from me. They didn’t just take me from my family and friends. They had every intention of prosecuting me for something I didn’t do.” –Anthony Ray Hinton. On October 12, 2016 I attended a speech by Anthony Ray Hinton at the Johnson Fine Arts Center on Northern State University’s Campus in Aberdeen, SD.
Every book portrays a different story, a different experience that an author wants to convey. As an aspiring writer, I want to introduce and discuss this particular story made by an award-winning author, John Green. “The Fault in Our Stars” is a novel that focuses on the journey of a 16-year-old cancer patient, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters who shares the same fate as hers. Despite of their sickness, both discover and fulfill life with love, pain and understanding. In here, John Green came up with this concept because he wants to tell what a life of a patient with cancer or with other diseases is, aside from suffering.
Pitts Article Rhetorical Analysis – Final Draft In life people try to comfort others in times of grieving. Leonard Pitts comforts his readers in his article, “We will go forward from this moment ” by trying to make since of the 9/11 attack. Pitts uses emotion and logic to persuade the Americans that the terrorists can do what they want to America, but America is tough enough to handle it.
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man 's needs, but not every man 's greed.” As humans, we work hard in order to have the greatest opportunity to succeed in life, which will fulfill our wants. F Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, utilizes effective language and punctuation in the text, which helps him accomplish his purpose: Illustrate what material goods does to a society. From a rhetorical standpoint, examining logos, ethos, and pathos, this novel serves as a social commentary on how the pursuit of “The American Dream” causes the people in society to transform into greedy and heartless individuals.
In the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author uses many differnt retorical devices to add a personal flare to his work. He uses diction, symbolism, and irony to adress many different themes. These themes include Materialism, The American Dream, and includes a sharp and biting ridicule on American society in the 1920’s. The main point of Fitzgerald, arguement is one where he sharply criticizes the Society of the time.
John Winthrop was an English Puritan who was a key part in the founding of the first major settlement, the Massachusetts Bay colony. John led himself and groups of English puritans to the new world away from the persecution of the British empire in 1630, during the Puritan Migration. While on their voyage to the new world, Winthrop preached his most famous sermon "A Model of Christian Charity" also known as "City upon a Hill", in an attempt to bond the puritan members and to discuss the influence god has given them, and to set an example of communal charity and unity to the world. These visions for the colony Winthrop had presented ultimately led to the development of the New England colony and influenced the religion and government of nearby
In John Green’s Video, “How and Why We Read” Green states that reading allows us to be able to basically communicate with the dead. I agree with him because even after one dies their message is still portrayed in their book or article. Without people writing and documenting their thoughts and ideas down while on this earth our technology today would not be as advance as it is. Without these ideas being preserved through their writing we wouldn’t have been able to know what one was doing or trying to invent. One of John Green’s arguments was that with reading “we have a fuller understanding of lives other than your own”.
On January 20, 1961 President John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered his inaugural address to the American people. In this speech Kennedy portrays the 1960s as a new beginning; a chance to not only improve America, but to improve the entire world. He attempts to create an optimistic tone that would have been reflected in the audience by describing his beliefs in the future and his support and admiration of the past. He appeals to his audience religiously and patriotically by stating that all the blessings America has are because of God and the hard work and determination of its citizens (John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address – January 20, 1961). Kennedy commences his speech by stating how his election is a new start for America; that it is not only prosperous for the Democrat Party, but for each and every American citizen.
Antithesis is a rhetorical device in which two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect F Scott. Fitzgerald employs this technique to contrast the character of Nick Carraway with that of the overarching themes present in the society that are also possessed by the other individual characters. This society is steeped in the social stratification and conspicuous materialism that is characteristic of the jazz age of the 1920’s. “These characters… constitute America itself as it moves into the jazz age” , and just like the society that was looking to increase in prosperity, the individual characters in the Great Gatsby were also in pursuit of acquiring and maintaining this money, status and social prestige.
In Richard Seaver’s response to the Coca Cola executive, Ira C. Herbert, he replies in a tranquil manner as if he has no worry of losing the right to the use of the slogan. Grove Press respectfully acknowledges its understanding of Coca Cola’s concern, but state that “by a vote of seven to six” the continued use of the slogan had been decided (lines 17). Throughout the first half of his letter, Seaver repetitively reassures the Coca Cola Company that Grove Press wishes NOT to steal the slogan but rather share it. This repetition is essential to Seaver’s argument as it creates a sense of trust for the reader. Seaver also exemplifies Grove Press’ reasoning through the suggestion that “sales personnel make sure that what the consumer wants is
Alfred M. Green: Rhetorical Analysis In April of 1861, the first month of the Civil War, an African American man named Alfred M. Green delivered a speech in favor of African American men joining the Union army. During this time period, African American men were still not able to enlist in the army. However, Green believed that it was still essential towards the Union army’s victory, and towards their freedom and rights as African American individuals. By using the rhetorical strategies logos, ethos, and pathos, he notifies the audience of what they can accomplish, creates trust and unity, and inspires them by describing the possibility of change for the future.
In the article written by Carl McCoy he talks about how it’s unwise to do the thing that we love most. He talks about how finding the job that you love may not be the best thing for you. McCoy acknowledges that you may have a lower paying job and love what you do but he also admits he attempted to be a starving artist for awhile. He points out that there is nothing special about do the thing that you love.