Rhetorical Devices In Barbara Jordan's Becoming Educated

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Rhetorical devices in writing often can make or break an author’s work. In Barbara Jordan’s autobiography Becoming Educated she uses a wide selection of strong rhetorical strategies that further prove her point, but two in particular reinforce the story. The perspective she gives to her story and her experience draw the reader in and make the work seem more personal. At the same time that her work reads as a casual conversation, her professional diction strengthens her character. Obviously, an autobiography will use perspective in the text. However, depending on how it’s used, can be much more effective than just being written in first person. Jordan’s excellent insight into her college years and her education process make the reader feel
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