The Collective Pronoun' By Jimmy Carter

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Lastly, Jimmy Carter applies appeals to identity to support his assertion that the ANWR should not be developed for industry. He frequently employs the pronoun “we” in his writing; for example, he expresses that “we must look beyond the alleged benefits of a short-term economic gain and focus on what is really at stake.” The collective pronoun “we” is beneficial in the fact that it connects the readers and the author as being a part of a larger group, and it portrays them as being on the same side of the author’s contention. In this case, he includes “we” in a call to action, influencing readers to join him in the consideration of the wildlife. As well as identifying with Jimmy Carter, the audience is hit with a sense of belonging when he writes

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