Summary Of Why Literature Matters By Dana Gioia

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Author Dana Gioia shares her views on why reading is essential in “Why Literature Matters”. Gioia writes her thoughts on the subject because of recent studies showing a decline in reading. She illustrates a strong argument by utilizing ethos and pathos in her writing. throughout “Why Literature Matters” there is a repeating pattern of ethos used to persuade readers to view the subject as the author does. There are numerous examples of name-dropping and calling out notable organizations. A few examples are, “author Danial Pink states”(Gioia 1) and “National Conference of State Legislatures”(Gioia 2). Calling attention to these specific people or groups of people adds viability to the thought of reading being important because the readers know

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