Rhetorical Analysis On Irony Between Men And Women

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Thesis: “This episode Crystallizes the irony that although American men tend to talk more than women in public situations, they often talk less at home. And this pattern is wreaking havoc with marriage” (Tannen 2). The author placed the thesis right after a personal experience story to help readers visualize her idea. Perhaps she is convincing her audience to agree with her thoughts. The next opening top sentence begins an argument of why men and women decided on divorces. Argument #1: “ most of the women she interviewed... gave lack of communication as the reason for their divorces” (Tannen 3) Tannen included a different author, a political scientist, and her own research to convince the audience that women see their husbands’ focuses on…show more content…
The writer proved the point with relatable dialogs and an anecdote to let readers visualize a plausible situation. The author also connected this argument with argument #2 to demonstrate her point made before. Argument #4: “Women's conversational habits are as frustrating to men as men’s are to women” (Tanner 19). Tanner gave examples of speeches of women’s talking habits to compare to the silence men give each other. She included a book Fighting for Life by Walter Ong to point out the opposition between two different genders method in conversing. The author overly assumed that every girl/woman and boy/man shares stories and secrets the same way. She connected the anecdote in the introduction to slowly wrap the essay up. Argument #5: “The communication problems... require a new conceptual framework about the role of talk in human relationships” (Tanner 24). Tanner has given a solution to solve the lack of communication hoping divorces number can decrease. She used the situation mentioned in Argument 3 to directly allow the audience to have a moment of realization and convince her audience to listen and understand their spouses’
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