What is the advertisement’s argument? It is to not drink and drive, as drinking and driving will most likely kill you and your pet at home will be waiting for you to get home as they are unaware of your death and will not know why Who is the intended audience? People who drink and also have the license to drive. Identify two (2) examples of the rhetorical appeals used in the advertisement.
In “The Drunkard” by Frank O’Connor, situational and dramatic irony are used in the story in order to illustrate Larry’s leadership and maturity and Mick Delaney’s negative behavior and selfishness, while also introducing a humorous element. The use of irony helps to establish the idea that alcohol causes problems within a family. Situational irony is the primary example of irony, and it adds a sense of humor to the story. Larry is the protagonist and narrator of the story, and he is the character that introduces the situational irony. While Larry describes his father, Mick Delaney, as an alcoholic, Larry is the person who actually gets drunk.
Host, Derek Waters, in two of the videos, “Drunk History: Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks” and “Drunk History: John Adams vs. Thomas Jefferson,” engages with inebriated guest who recount the history of the U.S. The purpose of the first is to portray the contribution of Colvin and Parks to the Bus Boycott by having an intoxicated woman narrate the story. The second depicts the deterioration of Adams and Jefferson’s friendship during the 1800 election which is reiterated by a tipsy man. The first video adopts a sympathy tone in order to elicit a similar emotion from discriminatory experiences in the adult viewers. In the second video, it adopts a ridiculous tone in order to convey amusement in the adult viewers.
Drinking while Driving Brad Bulla article “What are the Chances your Child will Ride in the Car with a Drinking Driver” explains how his son, Jedidiah, died. He tells his story of how his son died when Jedidiah went into a car with a friend of his that had been drinking while driving. Jedidiah had many aspirations of what he envisioned himself as after his final year of high school, but he could not reach his aspirations because of the poor decision that he made; his decision of riding with a driver who had been drunk. Jedidiah wanted the driver to quit drinking but the driver did not stop drinking, so Jedidiah took over the car which ended up killing him while the driver that drunk had survived. Brad Bulla incorporates different studies and statistics
As a young child growing up in Canada, I didn't ever really understand the political satire that Rick Mercer was talking about on television. Who was Stephen Harper? What did being Prime Minister really mean? What I did know, nevertheless, was that he was funny. Canadians young and old know this, and that is one of the reasons why his largely popular show, The Mercer Report, is still running after 13 seasons.
Being trapped I can 't-do this I can 't-do anything This is stupid I’m stupid. Everything is stupid, I quit i witnessed this moment when I had to do English homework. I feel like I don’t want to do my homework but I have to do an assignment or even just the idea of homework, often even before the work comes out of my backpack. Kids have probably never liked homework, so that’s not new, but thanks to our fast-paced, immediate gratification culture, kids today think that learning and everything else that’s mildly challenging and not fun, shouldn’t be.
In both ancient Greece and modern American society, people who drink alcohol are punished. No matter the degree of the punishment, there are consequences to drinking alcoholic beverages. The consequence to drinking could be as minor as giving away valuable gifts to strangers or as grave as taking another person's or one's own life. Alcohol impairs the function of the brain which, in turn, makes someone vulnerable to any harm. Although many things have changed from ancient Greece up to today's modern society, the consequences that follow alcohol are quite similar.
Drugs are the dangerous substances that will destroy the consumer both physically and mentally; therefore, it is necessary to determine these substances restrictively. In order to do that, I am strongly assuring that the drugs should be legalized. There are three main reasons why the drugs should be legalized: diminution of crime rates, health guarantee, and extending of drugs regulation. Drugs are one of the crime sources, although not by the drugs, itself, but the condition. Illegal drugs are rare products that could not be found in the normal market, the cost for its rarity is totally expensive.
The large-scale issue of poverty is dated all the way back to the 18th Century and it continues today. To raise awareness about this issue, two very brilliant writers, Jonathan Swift and Fred Grimm used different forms of satire to get their points across. Jonathan Swift is an 18th Century writer, who used Juvenalian satire in his work “A Modest Proposal” to inform the English about the raising number of those in poverty in Ireland. Juvenalian satire is often a bitter, or angry form of satire that criticizes a corruption. Fred Grimm started writing for the Miami Herald in the 20th Century, he used Horatian satire in his column “State budget solution:
First, you did an excellent job with your essay. The format was easy to follow. However, I would suggest adding whether or not pathos and ethos are incorporated into the video “Drunk History: Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks” in your first body paragraph. For example, Colvin and Parks being mistreated for not moving for a white passenger on the bus could represent pathos. Furthermore, I agree that logos is portrayed in this video through the organization and facts of the woman’s speech.
Satire can have many serious repercussions, including public backlash. Though satire can come off offensive, it is paramount to not censor who we are as people. Many comedies have and can cross the line of what people find acceptable in modern day America. Albeit our constitution guarantees the right to liberation of speech, it is often challenged by the public who find some satirical comedy to be morally disputable. As our society grows, so does our consciousness on what is politically correct and falls under our moral values.