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Serving In Florida By Barbara Ehrenreich Summary

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In the articles “Serving in Florida” by Barbara Ehrenreich and “On Dumpster Diving” by Lars Eighner, both the authors focus on the idea about how everyone lives either above or below the poverty line. In the big idea of the poverty level situation, both Ehrenreich and Eighner have their different attitudes towards what their life is like. Ehrenreich focuses more on the bad or disappointing things that come with her job, while Eighner has a better attitude towards his “not so easy” lifestyle. In the Article “Serving in Florida”, Ehrenreich is above the poverty line, however she often explains the obstacles in her way to show that her life is not exactly the easiest. She develops her story different then other authors some may have seen…show more content…
In the article, the very first five words, the author had created a very detailed image giving the reader a tremendous first impression on the article. The author started out with this because the first sentence was a very strong statement and it hooks the reader's attention to the article. Shortly after, in paragraph one, Ehrenreich had stated, “... Everything you might eat if eating had no bodily consequences- cheese fries, chicken-fried steaks, fudge-laden desserts...” Using this uncomfortable diction to a reader, it really emphasizes how the author feels about the text. In this context, the author just wants to get the point across; life is not easy staying above the poverty level. In the article “On Dumpster Diving” by Lars Eighner the author had developed the article in not a negative, nor positive way too dramatically. Eighner had started out with a definition of a dumpster which lead to how the theme was how the author had a positive attitude of what he did for his lifestyle. There were many ways of how this paper was written; including how his definition set the tone of being grateful for what you have. In paragraph 1, Eighner had stated “I was impressed with Dumpsters.” Next, the author had spent a lot of time on discussing his life and what he did which was that he dumpster diving. Keeping his topic on this subject keeps the reader thinking and change his mind about what they might have originally thought. Eighner had
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