Analysis Of Zen The Art Of Writing By Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury is an imaginative author of Fahrenheit 451 and many other famous and admired works. The New York Times describes, “Mr. Bradbury himself — who for years had a remarkable self-imposed regimen, producing at least one short story a week — saw the strange and miraculous everywhere, and mastered the art of spinning them into enduring yarns” (Kakutani, “Up From the Depths of Pulp and Into the Mainstream”). He is an excellent author who wrote Zen the Art of Writing. In the article, Bradbury expands upon his love for the art of writing and directions other writers about advancing their own writing. He is able to directly communicate what his intentions and message is by utilizing pathos and language techniques to bring his work more depth to draw his audience in. As an author Bradbury utilizes the technique of pathos in this work to demonstrate the emotion tied to writing. Through this article, Zen the Art of Writing, he paints the picture in a reader’s mind of how writing is an art. He makes his point by wording his phrases verbosely to make his point. One example is, “if I were asked to name the most important items in a writer's make-up, the things that shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to go, I could only warn him to look to his zest, see to his gusto” (Bradbury, “Zen and the Art of Writing”). Bradbury is able to demonstrate passionate diction to express the emotion behind his words. An analyzing author, by the name of Richard Zowie,

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