Summary Of Why Literature Matters By Dana Gioia

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Some topics are more interesting to read than others. In an article called ‘Why Literature Matters’ written by Dana Gioia, this article can be viewed as highly persuasive because of the techniques he uses to get his points across to the audience .Gioia is able to build arguments though his use of evidence and different literary techniques. Throughout this article Gioia is able to maintain the audience's attention by backing up his claims with reliable sources. For example in the second paragraph he states “the declining percentage of Americans, especially young adults, reading literature… According to the 2002 survey of Public Participation in the Arts.” By using this technique successfully the author is able to make claims to support his statements

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