Summary Of Elizabeth Kolbert's The Terrible Teens

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“Really I’m a sober soul but I’m with the homies right now” (Lamar). Kendrick Lamar explores the themes of peer pressure and substance abuse in his album Good Kid M.A.A.D City. Teen-agers seem to be the best at making poor decisions, but why do they do it? Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Terrible Teens” examines the teenage brain and explains the neurology behind their decisions. Kolbert uses literary devices to create imagery that enhances her message to the reader. Furthermore, she is able to structure her essay using various methods of development to make it easier for the reader to understand. Elizabeth Kolbert uses literary devices and methods of development to argue her thesis effectively. To begin, Kolbert uses literary devices to enhance
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