Sherman Alexie's Rhetorical Devices

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The essay written by Sherman Alexie, uses many rhetorical devices to persuade the readers to help educate many who don’t get the opportunity to learn. One of the main rhetorical devices used in this essay was simple syntax. The sentences were quite short in many places. This was done to put emphasis on his childhood, and his experience with learning to read. In paragraph three Alexie uses lots of analogy. “A paragraph was a fence that held words,” this related to his life by demonstrating how he learned to think as a child. He goes on to use several analogies similar to the one just stated. He talked about how he would have been a “prodigy” in other circumstances, but in this case he was just an “oddity”. These two sentences are an example
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