Richard Rodriguez Hunger Of Memory Analysis

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“Remedial Reading” Richard Rodriguez, in the passage “Remedial Reading” from his autobiography “Hunger of Memory”(1982), promotes active reading as a developer of one’s mind. He justifies his position by describing his initial experiences with reading, specifically his attachment to the reading. Rodriguez’s anecdote functions as an encourager of stubborn minds trying to read and displaying its potential to change their life for the better. Rodriguez uses a very descriptive style that may be too verbose for children but compliments the verbosity with enough explanation of his purpose for his message to be known or ascertained. “The Gramercy Gym” Edward Hoagland, in the passage “The Gramercy Gym” (1985) from his book “Heart’s Desire”, asserts that boxing is a sport on the decline. He supports his assertion by describing a gym in New York throughout time. His account chronicles how the gym is not the same energetic site it once was. Hoagland’s audience includes sports enthusiasts who particularly enjoy and want to preserve boxing, his writing would be confusing to people unacquainted with boxing, as its jargon is riddled in the passage. “The Great American Desert” Edward Abbey, in the passage “The Great American Desert” from his book “The Journey Home”(1977), asserts that the desert is a terrible place but should still be benefited from because of its solitary nature. He portrays the desert as a horrific place that no one would like to be in. He then describes the desert as a quiet place to be enjoyed. His audience includes environmentalists and those who love nature. “A Few Words for Motherhood” Wendell Berry, in his essay “A Few Words for Motherhood” (), displays the grace and awe of animal birth. He recounts one of his cows giving birth in his barn, he expresses the sentiments he felt: wonder and joy. He presents the cow, who amazingly knew exactly how to confront giving birth with no prior experience. His writing is for everyone interested in animals and animal birth. “Here is New York” E.B. White, in the essay “Here is New York” (1948) implies that there are three different perspectives of New York, including that of the natural born New Yorker, that of the New York commuter, and
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