Rhetorical Strategies In Richard Louv's The Child In The Woods

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In Richard Louv’s essay, The Child in the Woods, he uses multiple rhetorical strategies to develop an argument regarding the widening gap between people and nature. He presents a convincing argument of how today’s children are so caught up in the new technology that they don’t take the time to embrace nature and all it has to offer. Louv incorporated hyperboles and into his essay to strengthen his argument about mankind and nature. Louv uses hyperbole when he states, “The sale man’s jaw dropped.” Obviously the sale man’s jaw did not fall from his face to the ground, but it allowed a visual to be planted that the man was absolutely in shock at the lady’s response about the backseat television. This was an extreme exaggeration, but created

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