.In “Why I Went to the Woods”, Henry David Thoreau uses rhetorical questions to reveal that Americans are senseless and unaware with how they spend their time. Thoreau mentioned, “Who will build railroads?” and “How shall we get to heaven in season?” if the railroads were not built.
In this passage from Last child in the Woods, an extremely discouraged Richard Louv shows the separation of nature to both parents and children. By showing imagery through car rides in the present vs. car rides in the past he shows an extraordinary change. By his use of rhetorical devices such as pathos, ethos, and imagery Louv produces a captivating argument to fire up the modern generation. Throughout the passage Louv cites many sources, and deserves credit.
1. Thoreau uses antithesis to describe his purpose for going to live in the woods to show that if he does the opposite it will be unfortunate. His contradicting points set balance to the first paragraph. If he just put that he wanted to live in the woods, his argument would not have started out as strong. By offering both points of view, he reaches out to a greater audience.
Richard Louv, a novelist, in Last Child in the Woods (2008) illustrates the separation between humans and nature. His purpose to the general audience involves exposing how the separation of man from nature is consequential. Louv adopts a sentimental tone throughout the rhetorical piece to elaborate on the growing separation in modern times. Louv utilizes pathos, ethos and logos to argue that the separation between man and nature is detrimental.
“How Should We Teach The Jungle” by Christopher Phelps has a more convincing argument than “Of Meat and Myth” by Lawrence W. Reed. It is incontrovertible that Phelps believes The Jungle should be taught. Phelps not only includes his ideas, but he also includes others’ ideas to support his own. This way, his argument is supported by more than just facts, unlike Reed’s argument. In “How Should We Teach The Jungle”, Phelps uses evidence, reasoning, and style to show that The Jungle is important in shaping the intellectual development of the youth.
Into The Wild Analysis “Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives,” stated Alan Sachs. This applies to Chris McCandless who always had to live life to the fullest. Chris McCandless wanted to live a life away from others for many different reasons. He had issues with emotional intimacy with others and himself. He always needed to live the extremes of life.
In “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, the author uses diction like abstract diction and details by explaining what he exactly wants in life to demonstrate Walter and his dream. To begin, Hansberry uses diction to demonstrate Walter and his dream by using abstract diction. She does this by explaining how he will give Travis anything for his seventeenth birthday and that he will “hand you the world!” (2.2). This shows that he wants to make his sons life as good as possible.
Hello Jamal, you made a valid point concerning nutrition being one of the most important factors of the human life. I am a witness that the proper nutrition can enhance the flow of our blood, and the oxygen to the brain. However, in my forestry class, I learned that trees function as a natural air filter, which leads to the importance to our environment and health matters. Upon learning about the importance of the nurturance in the dirt, to the importance of trees within an environment, this allowed me to appreciate being surrounded by trees, which was a different experience for me. Indeed, I can relate to eating anything without getting heartburn, and remaining the same size for the majority of my life.
I believe that this video is showing its audience that if you truly want to be a part of something, then you will put your all into it. You won’t complain or say that wish you could not participate in it today and wait until tomorrow. You would try and accomplish whatever goal you have set no matter the circumstances and how hard it will be. An example of this would be from “Forrest Gump” when Forrest had braces on his legs so he couldn’t run. It wasn’t until he had a reason to want to run that he did.
In Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path,” Welty discusses the very lengths an individual is willing to go to in the name of love. The protagonist, Phoenix, an elderly black woman, takes a long and treacherous journey from the countryside to the nearest city, all in hopes of collecting medicine for her sick grandson. Welty’s characterization of Phoenix conveys a tone of perseverance; the character battles many negative forces of the wilderness throughout the story, but despite this, Phoenix’s reaction to her surroundings is one of a pleasant tone. In Welty’s “A Worn Path,” Welty uses contrasting diction and a lexicon that conveys layers of both dark and light storytelling, while Phoenix, a woman of great strength and tenacity, despite her age, defies all odds through her
Recognizing the enormity of conflict can often be difficult. In lines 41-73 of Book 22 of the Odyssey, Homer uses diction and juxtaposition of language to contrast the calm and flattery tone of Eurymachus with the harsh and stark tone of Odysseus, and to illustrate the magnitude of the conflict, as well as dialogue to illuminate conflict between the suitors and Odysseus. Homer utilizes these literary techniques to underscore the tension between the characters in the passage. Book 22 begins with Odysseus confronting the suitors about his dismay at them for occupying his palace with Penelope while he departed. Eurymachus then uses a calm tone full of flattery in an attempt to mitigate the conflict with Odysseus.