Docunment Essay

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Nowadays, environment issues have become as a big topic everywhere around the world. Did we ever imagine a fictitious town or planet around us? In 1900s, two famous writers gave bold imagine about how environment looked like twenty years ago. From our perspective that environment is better in old days so; however did anyone concern about environment twenty years ago? Let’s take look at two authors’ essays to discuss. The first essay is A Fable for Tomorrow, written by Rachel Carson (1907-1964), another one is “But a Watch in the Night”: A Scientific Fable, written by James C. Rettie (1904-1969). To begin with I will provide a brief background about two authors. Rachel Carson who wrote A Fable for Tomorrow was born in Pittsburgh,…show more content…
Meanwhile, in “But a Watch in the Night”: A Scientific Fable Rettie (1948) uses description rhetorical mode to represent his idea. For instance, we can even create visualize image how motion picture works directly from Rettie’s description. Moreover, Rettie also describes earth’s activities in detailed from Pre-Cambrian times till present. We can found these actives through entire essay; let’s take a look in paragraph thirteen, Rettie tells us a reptile named Pterannodon has a wingspread of 15 feet and a sea extend from Mexico to the Arctic (Rettie, 1948, p.224). Similar examples can be found through out Rettie’s essay. Thus, even both essays concern about environmental issues, but they are written with different rhetorical modes. Thirdly, Carson and Rettie uses different writing stlyes in their essays. In A Fable for Tomorrow, Carson writes in formal, sombre, serious but simple language. She is using simple language to describe environment in the town, for example, she does not named all different types of birds where she uses simple word bird through her essay. Carson shows a formal style essay that she provides overview of the content essay in the introduction paragraph, thesis statement is also implied. Through the essay, Carson uses five body paragraphs to support her thesis statement. Nerveless, a brief summary is stated in concluding paragraph. In addition, there is no slang or personal and passive voice through

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