Rhytorica Analysis of the Day I Became a Canadin by Al Pittman

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Rhetorical Analysis of The Day I Became A Canadian by Al Pittman Cori Bensted When change is thrust upon us, it can change people with it, but when it does, it’s important to remember where you’re from. The importance of this essay is it depicts a time in history when change occurred to a people who, willing or not, did not see the coming effect it would have. This will cover Al Pittman’s, The Day I Became A Canadian, and his point of view on how changing nationalities belittled his country. This will also examine how his writing, being rhetorical elements like sentence structure and diction, enhances his writing, bringing out more emotion in the reader. The Day I Became A Canadian is an essay of the day Al Pittman’s nationality…show more content…
Also using more declarative sentences to imply a sense of amazement and wonder at his experience of becoming a Canadian. “Other people had other considerations, no doubt, but to me it was a miracle of time and space.” Further on, Pittman clearly shows his chronological change with “Today, 30 years later…” and changing his writing style. Sentences become longer with more compound and complex structure. Giving the information and pulling the reader into giving more thought. “Since then I’ve learned that my childhood notions about Canada were no more uniformed that the notions of a lot of Newfoundland adults had at the time.” Words also become more polysyllabic, again giving the impression of a more mature speaker. Having travelled a lot myself, and lived in many provinces, one of those being in the east, I understand what Pittman is saying about being a Newfoundlander first. Upon my travel east, I meet some of the nicest people in my life. However, as friendly as they are, if you are not from there it’s hard to be accepted and trusted. The more I got to know people, and understand how much life was different there, they trusted me more. This much more so with more mature generations. As much as they are Canadian, they see themselves in their own little world. This being said, the same could be said for Toronto, Ontario. Having lived there as well, I found it very easy to be accepted in such a large place with so

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