Rhetorical Analysis Of Why I Write

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Understanding Why I Write Different writers have their own opinion of why they write and what motives them to write. English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic, George Orwell writes an essay on why he writes. Explaining his four motives. Orwell believes those four motives are sheer egoism, aesthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse, and political purpose. Throughout his essay called, Why I Write, Orwell uses different strategies to get to his audience such as, persona, diction, cumulative sentences. With the use of these strategies, Orwell is able to give more meaning to his essay to help the reader understand, furthermore, his writing. The most successful strategy that Orwell uses throughout his whole essay is diction. By the use of diction, Orwell is able to persuade his readers more about why he writes. In his essay he first started off by saying, “From a very early age, perhaps the age of five and six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. Between the ages of about seventeen and twenty-four I tried to abandon this idea” With using the first five words in his sentence he already lets us know that he is going to talk about his past and…show more content…
While Orwell was explaining that writers will gain an emotional attitude and might not be able to escape his emotions when writing, he said something very interesting. “It is his job, no doubt, to discipline his temperament and avoid getting stuck at some immature stage, in some perverse mood: but if he escapes from his early influences altogether; he will have killed his impulse to write.” This sentence shows metaphor and cumulative sentences altogether. It shows metaphor because he is talking about getting stuck at a specific stage but he is no literally talking about getting stuck somewhere, physically. Cumulative sentence is also shown here because he is combining both sentences together to prove a point by using a
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