Imagine being involved in a bloody massacre and watching your community dissipate into the dusk. Picture dodging the piercing bullets as they whisk past innocent ears. Envision your home turning into a battle ground, breaking up into military bases—flipping the world upside down. (nice capture tactic) This was peoples’ lives for many years, beginning in the 1960’s, during the Civil War in Sierra Leone. (need a transition---how does Beah relate to civil war aforementioned—I think I follow and understand but you did not explicitly state, which is always necessary when essay writing) A Long Way Gone is a memoir written and lived by Ishmael Beah. He writes with an intense tone and strong demeanor with his diction,
During Super Bowl Sunday, millions of people across the globe tune in to watch the game while also gawking at some of the most popular commercials of the year. Coca-Cola presented its commercial “Love Story” during this past Super Bowl. They are known for having memorable and popular advertisements, this past one was no different. “Love Story” persuades the average person to drink a Coke with any meal along with the ones they cherish.
Puritan’s harsh beliefs represented the beginning of the Nineteenth Century in the newly colonized America. Their community ruled with an iron fist: unforgiving, pitiless, stern. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne expresses his disagreement with puritan priorities by revealing the hypocrisy widely practiced throughout their community. Hawthorne’s utilization of dim diction aids in the establishment of his scornful tone, while inclusion of symbols and intricate juxtaposition all serve to accentuate the Puritan’s duplicity. All these factors combine to develop a critical tone which rebukes puritan society. By negatively depicting the Puritans with his depressing diction, Hawthorne establishes a scornful tone that highlights the Puritan’s
Doritos were first introduced in 1968 by Frito-Lays. From 1968 until now Doritos have used many advertisements to promote their product. Over the years, Doritos has become a successful company and is known for their different flavors chips. During 1995 and 2013, Doritos created two different Super Bowl commercials that are broken down between their target audience, historical context, media choices/composition of advertisement and rhetorical appeals. In these commercials there are three rhetorical appeals being presented: logos, ethos, and pathos.
I can tell you from experience that hunting makes you hungry. Very hungry! I attribute this hunger to two things. The first is that hunting usually requires a lot of walking, sometimes more than 10 miles a day, while carrying a gun that gets heavier as the day goes on, or you may have to drag a heavy animal a long way. The second is that you are spending all day thinking about the meat that you are going for, and what you will do with it, so you get kind of hungry thinking about it. This is where the Arby’s advertisement comes into play. The Arby’s ad brings a hunter’s hunger down to his basic desire for meat, and preys on his natural instincts.
Nike is one of the most respected brands out there. "Nike is so widespread across so many apparel and footwear categories, that right now I think their biggest competition is themselves," said by Ralph Parks who is the president of the 450-store Footaction chain. He also added that, "The brand is becoming bigger than life itself." Nike has been around for over 50 years, and according the Nike website, they got their name from the Greek goddess of victory, and it is pronounced "ny'-kee." Nike, like many other companies, uses forms of elements like ethos, pathos and logos to manipulate viewers in there advertisements and commercials. Pathos is used to manipulate the viewers emotionally and uses words of emotion. Ethos, unlike pathos, is a more
A nation’s culture is affected by several factors, whether it be the language they speak or the clothes they wear. Culture is important to a nation because it gives them identity and something to base their lives off from. In the United States, one business has helped to define their culture, the Coca-Cola Company. Coca-Cola was invented in 1886 by John S. Pemberton in his backyard. He sold his drink to Jacobs Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. Selling for 5 cents a drink, his first year of sales gave him a revenue of $50. A decade later, with the implementation of Prohibition, people began to turn to soda, Coca-Cola becoming the most popular and recognizable of brands. By 1891, the drink was sold nationwide, and new factories began to open in different parts of the country (Geisst). The invention of Coca-Cola in 1886 has made a profound impact on different elements of American culture; socially, religiously, economically, and traditionally, to name a few.
Taylor Swift is an American songwriter who is well known for her music that focuses mostly on love stories. She writes pop music about heartbreak, and making up. In the song “You belong to me” Taylor Swift sings a song about a typical teenage drama that a lot high school females may experience.This song shows a young girl who is portrayed as having a dorky nerdy look. Also, it shows a girl that is opposite of her, who is a pretty brunette known by the highschool kids. The “nerdy” girl is in love with a football player, who she believes will never have a chance with, because he is with another girl. “Taylor swift” has a crush on a boy who is blind to see that she really loved her and not the girl he is with who is portrayed as a “popular” Brunette.This is an important aspect to Taylor Swift because she is known to sing love stories that she hears about or experience herself. Taylor was not a one-hit wonder type. Her album parlayed record- breaking singles including “Teardrops on my guitar” and “our song.”Girls all over the world were falling in love with her music, they could resonate with the love stories (taylorswiftplanet). In the same way, her songs are mostly related to stories. In the song “You belong with me”The catchy hit single from the album fearless topped country and pop charts. Swift was inspired to write the song after she overheard a male friend quarreling over the phone with his girlfriend
Milk is refreshing, muscle building, and nutritious. “Got milk?” uses this advertisement to get this point across. It consists of Taylor Swift, whose portrait is in the center of the ad, flirtingly leaning on her dark red guitar lined with a light tan rim. Her smooth pale face is slightly tilted to the right as she is seductively gazing into the camera with her starry brown eyes. She has a gentle, small, pearly white smile, which is adorned with the white stain of milk. She is wearing large hoop earrings, one of which is covered by her slight hand, leaning on her graceful neck, and a silk bracelet. Both are jewel studded and colored light brown to compliment her blondish tan spaghetti strap dress that matches her flowing slightly curly golden
Dr. Jonathan Swift places himself as a villain who is willing to do evil deeds to answer hard questions. What pushes Swift to write the essay “A Modest Proposal” is Ireland's economic and social problems. In this satirical essay Swift highlights the problems in Ireland and gives a sarcastic solution to make people feel guilt.
Appearances can be everything. In today’s society, especially, appearances are a major factor in how society views and values individuals. However, while one can appear to be high-principled and faithful, he or she can easily be deceiving the public in order to maintain his or her reputation. In The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne, through a collection of oxymoron, syntax, tone, rhetorical question, connotation, details, metaphor, and direct characterization, reveals the corrupt nature of Judge Pyncheon.
This commercial seemed to have done a very good job at getting its message across by connecting illegal drugs to obesity. Weight Watchers also did a very good job at using the rhetorical appeals ethos and pathos effectively.
Stella Artois is a name brand of beer from Belgium. This year their beer got advertised in the super bowl! An actor named Matt Damon was in this commercial. The reason why he is in the commercial is because he wants to help a problem. This commercial is using all 3 modes of persuasion. These modes are Ethos, Pathos, and Logos.
Kickstarter is one of the thousand energy drinks in the country, although they are fairly new amongst other energy drinks, they have indeed put themselves out there. The company has marked its territory in the business by coming up with a very unique method of advertising. This method really differentiates it from the others. Over the past years, their commercials have come to be known for having no sexual appeals to it, but sticking to the logical appeal which is that drinking Kickstarter gives you a lot of energy. There are three attention grabbing commercials I find interesting.
In a recent commercial featuring Olympian Missy Franklin, Minute Maid attempts to persuade viewers that their product will help aid them when doing good. Minute Maid makes an appeal to ethos by presenting an Olympic swimmer and her parents in a press conference. The commercial uses pathos and sets up music and multiple clips that are gradually emphasized up to the moment Franklin gets to talk to her parents after delivering a speech about them. Another visual rhetorical technique used is finishing the commercial by presenting the brand and its message to viewers so they are aware of the overall message. Ultimately, Minute Maid proves their product can help do good by using product placement alongside Missy Franklin