Rhetorical Devices In One Thousand Paper Cranes

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Mode Paragraph: The rhetorical mode of “One Thousand Paper Cranes” a is narrative that follows the narrative arc. It is narrative because it follows the narrative arc of exposition, inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action, and a resolution throughout the story. The books starts off with the inciting incident of the bomb being on Hiroshima which cause Sadoko to become ill and die in the future. The rising action lets us follow Sadoko as her condition worsens The climax of the book is Sadoko’s death if shifted the direction of the book to a what will happen next. The falling action let's Sadoko’s class take charge of how the will remember her. The resolution is Sadoko’s class fundraising to have the peace park built for all the kids that died because of the radiation. That is why the rhetorical mode of “One Thousand Paper Cranes” is narrative.

Character Paragraph: In this story Sadoko is the protagonist that is having to overcome the newly grow issue of leukemia. Also this story main focuses on her and her action. I believe Sadoko is a flat character because throughout the book we are reminded of her strong will and determination which was never be deterred until death. Which can be seen when Sadoko is described as being vibrant and athletic and we know on page 32 and toward the end you can see her hard work never ended when she still continued to make paper cranes even after her condition worsened. In addition, I believe Sadoko is a dynamic character. Came to this conclusion, we see her express many different characters. She is happy, saddened at times, kind, Optimistic, and cheerful. In conclusion, I feel these ways because Sadoko’s spirit and many character traits stand strong.

Point Of View Paragraph: The point of view of this story is third person omniscient because we are able to understand the feelings and thought process inside of each character. The paragraph I will rewrite is on page 41 and I will change the point of view from third person omniscient to first person.
I was delighted a kimono just for me, my mind was just churning with wonder, but I understood my family had little money so I said, “ Daddy, I don’t need a kimono, and besides, it’s going to cost a lot of money
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