Star Parker Rhetorical Analysis

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Argumentative Essay Columnist, Star Parker, expresses her opinion on political topics in many varied linguistic ways. Her judgements are heavily supported, unbiased, and can easily draw attention with captivating titles on her articles: “The Poor are Poor Because the Rich are Rich”, “Let’s Liberate Blacks from Left-Winged Politics”, and “Optimism About Trump”. By changing her diction throughout the articles, she ambiguously defines the subjects that seem challenging to understand. Her writing style consists of formal and informal syntax and she uses slang, cultured, scholarly, yet simple language. I stand with her point of view on “The Poor are Poor..” and “Optimism About Trump”, but I qualify the statements she addresses in “Let’s Liberate…show more content…
Using her eye-catching title method, Parker brings even more dispute when she displays the rest of her content. Personally, I feel that this specific column of hers was a little cluttered. The article starts with her using ethos to shows the different percentages of blacks and whites who believe that Donald Trump does not “respect people of color as much as he respects white people.” She makes the statement that what we see as racially divided is really partisanaly divided. But after the introduction, she then goes on to talk about a tax bill that had passed enables tax-free saving plans for collage. She makes sure to tie everything together like the great writer she is, but this was difficult for me to follow without going back and reading three times over though, Parker does makes good points in her article. Just like she gave the percentages in the beginning, she also gives the percentages of the number of black people that voted for Trump (8%). That is equal to 1.2 million people. She follows this up by including that a black leader whose primary interest is black freedom would be asking why 1.2 million black people voted for him, rather than left-winged politics. She also concludes her article with the thought that it would be best for more African-Americans to take interest in Civil rights and not left-winged
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