Generation Gap

1781 WordsOct 20, 20108 Pages
Analysis of a Text There will be always a generation gap between a generation and another one. Generation gap is a broad difference in values and attitudes between one generation and another, especially between children and their Parents. This can be defined as occurring when older and younger people do not understand each other because of their different experiences, opinions, habits and behavior. Generation gap isn't a new feature of our era or a new phenomenon but it has been existed ages ago. The idea of generation gap has been discussed many times by many authors. Brenda Powers, a newspaper writer, wrote an article that involved the concept of generation gap. In her article she discusses the situation of teenagers as being…show more content…
She did that to build a momentum of agreement between her and her audience. And when they agree with her in the beginning she will gain their trust. Consequently, when she comes to her conclusion they would agree with her as well. This is also the same reason why she used a real world example of the Irish boy. In this article powers used the pronoun "us" when she speaks about her audience and the parents of nowadays teenagers, baby boomers. She did that to align herself with the audience and get them well involved with the article. Moreover, Powers used an ideal rhetorical strategy which is the rhetorical questions. This is an effective method of making the audience react with you. During her article she asks a question and the she gives the audience the opportunity to think about it. She makes them search for an answer for that question and makes their minds involved in the issue. In most of her article she while she gives us facts that her readers will agree with her. And as a result, her readers will become convinced of her point of view. However, she spends a lot of time in giving proofs and facts why this is true and why the result would be an irresponsible generation of adults. Her argument here seems to be too convincing that when we reach her conclusion we still more convinced about the first part of her paradox. She didn't support her conclusion well with enough ideas to make you believe what she is arguing for. In the article, Powers mentioned
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