The Plastic Pink Flamingo Analysis

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The United States is well known for being a melting pot of cultures, and because of this there are constantly changing trends. In the 1980s it was poofy hair and disco clothes, in the early 2000s it was long hair for guys, and in recent years it has been for guys to have short, styled hair. There is always something trendy in the United States, and in the early to mid 20th century, it was the color pink and the (pink) flamingo. Jennifer Price details this in her essay ”The Plastic Pink Flamingo”. Through her use of satirical devices, Aristotelian appeals, and persuasive techniques she shows how the country is constantly going through fazes. The pink flamingo’s rise to fame came courteous of the Flamingo hotel in Miami, Florida, and the casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were so successful largely due to the flamingo being the color pink, which was their “claim to boldness” (Price), and being bold is very important in extravagant cities such as Miami and Las Vegas.
Throughout her essay Price is effectively able to show the influence that the color pink had on the country by using satirical devices, mainly repetition. She repeats the work several different times throughout the essay, in different contexts, mainly in the third paragraph. She gives examples of the influence that
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The largest example of this relating to the pink flamingo would be the immense popularity if the Flamingo hotel in Miami. “Americans had been flocking to Florida and returning home with flamingo souvenirs” (Price). While there were surely many other similar hotels to the Flamingo, and surely some of them would have been more moderately priced, people still chose the Flamingo because of the extravagance surrounding it, and, mainly, because so many others were doing

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