Rhetorical Strategies In The Things They Carried By Tim O Brien

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In The Things They Carried the author, Tim O’Brien, uses rhetorical strategies in order to emphasize the events of war, which then assists the reader into experiencing the burden and overall experiences of the Vietnam War. At the beginning of Chapter One, O’Brien arranges his writing in a way that relates back to the experience of war. By organizing the paragraph into a list, the reader is dragged through the burden of a paragraph with it’s repetition and boring content. This directly correlates with the event of the war, the soldiers are going through the same feeling of burden when they constantly march. Along with war comes new relationships with the soldiers. O’Brien uses parallel structure and repetition in order to help the reader understand

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