In particular, Whitehead’s use of imagery, character interactions and figurative language brings to attention aspects of race relations that were and are still often misunderstood or disregarded by society. It is important to note, however, that the oppressed do not remain oppressed forever as demonstrated by heroine Cora’s persisting efforts to break free. Thus, through his uncensored narrative of slavery, Whitehead sets precedence for the impassioned social resistance movements in the modern era by arguing that the most enduring road is
In this excerpt from Daniel Webster’s address to the loss during the Battle at Bunker Hill, he talks about very emotional and joyful issues. Because of this he alters his tone to sound loving towards his fellow people by appealing to ethos and logos and giving them a sense of hope. He uses specific word choice and vocabulary to keep the piece sounding sophisticated and appropriate for the situation. From the beginning of the excerpt to the end he continues to use a very complex and elaborate sentence structure that also adds to the sophistication of his speech. In the opening paragraph, one of the first things that Webster mentions is the reason why everyone is there.
Immigrant, Harry Bernstein, in his memoir, The Dream, recounts the many struggles that he and his family endured while living in poverty in England and later on settling into their new and strange home in Chicago. Harry Bernstein's reason for writing this moving memoir is to show how anything is possible if the correct amount of zeal is applied. He creates an exciting atmosphere with the use a relate-able mood using an ethos rhetorical strategy. Adults and teenagers are able to relate to this piece of writing by applying ourselves to the struggles that he went through and relating them to our own lives.
The third text is a commentary by novelist Ayn Rand that first appeared in the Objectivist. The author explains in great detail the launching of Apollo 11 and how significant the event was to mankind. The purpose of this commentary was to discuss and promote humanity’s triumph and greatest success, the Apollo 11 mission. Ayn Rand was the speaker and her audience is the readers of the Objectivist and those who value the belief of objectivism. Rand knows her audience consists of those who value freedom and individualism so she focuses on using emotional appeals to make the readers feel overjoyed with man’s accomplishments.
The soul of every scoundrel is gladdened whenever an honest man is assailed, or even when a scoundrel is untruthfully assailed.” Roosevelt uses certain words in this quote to show how he feels about his topic. Diction enhanced these speeches because it helped the audience understand how the author feels about their
The collection of essays written by Michael Paterniti entitled Love and Other Ways of Dying demonstrates his adventurous, spontaneous personality by sharing his experiences traveling the world and speaking with a variety of different people. Paterniti’s purpose is to show the power in positive human connection and emotion, along with the damage caused by negative human connection and emotion. He does this by retelling stories from his own experience and the experiences of others. He adopts an informative and inspirational tone in order to teach the reader life lessons about human connection and emotion. Paterniti first emphasizes the effects of damage, tragedy, and grief in an essay about the Columbine High School shooting: “Before Patrick
Abigail uses an Allusion about Cicero, and she knows her audience and she knows that her son will understand the meaning behind this allusion. The allusion was about Cicero, Catiline, Verres, and Mark Antony and the troubles that they faced. She uses this Allusion as an example of overcoming hardship, she then explains that even though that these great men had hardships they overcame them, and became who they are because of those hardships. She is trying to show how this voyage may look like a bad situation, but really it will help him in the future. She then also goes on to say “..wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience…”(lines 35 and 36).
It is not entirely clear whether this speech is resigned or boastful. It seems to me though, that Gilgamesh is praising his home, and exhibiting his pride in this land that he rules. He emphasizes that the bricks are "burnt bricks" and that the seven wise men laid the foundation. He even emphasizes the diversity of the land in Uruk. The changes we have seen in Gilgamesh leading up to this point also hint that this is a boastful speech.
The impact on the environment and one’s way of life causes Sanders to appreciate “People who root themselves in places” (Sanders 73) and believe that “By settling in, we have a chance of making a durable home for ourselves, our fellow creatures, and our descendants” (Sanders 78-80). The use of rhetorical devices, such as parallelism and rhetorical questions, builds towards Sanders’ ultimate claim, so when it is finally made, he has already swayed the reader to understand the consequences related to migration. He begins with the
Desmond Tutu, a South - African social activist and retired Anglican priest once said “ Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness”. Of Mice and Men is a novel which revolves around the lives of struggling farmers and how they still maintain hope despite their hardships. The symbolic representation of light embodies the hopes and the American Dream, whereas the dark epitomizes the harsh realities and truths of their lives. Steinbeck uses light and dark to foreshadow the upcoming events in the forlorn lives of the migrant workers. He also combines aspects such as the setting and characters with light and dark to paint a vivid picture in the reader’s mind as to how the world of the migrant workers looks like.