The Use Of Personal Anecdotes On The Audience And It

1375 WordsOct 26, 20166 Pages
It is within the human nature to be interested in other people’s experiences. Whether it be with reality shows or blog posts, people like to hear different incidents through diverse perspectives. Writers take advantage of this curiosity and try to tie experiences into their works. Many times writers will include experiences of their own in order to convince their audience of their perspective on a subject. These personal experiences are done in order to make an impact on the audience and it is written in a certain way to make it the most efficient for the readers. The use of personal anecdotes is effective when details are described to the point where readers can create their own opinions, when they are used as the main topic against an argument as opposed to being an unimportant detail, and when it has the ability to appeal to the audience’s emotion. Details within the anecdote are best described to the point where the audience can draw their own conclusions on what is happening. Description is crucial in order to fully understand what is going on. In the case of “Blue-Collar Brilliance”, written by Mike Rose, the author puts in a lot of time to adequately describe what the significance of his experiences mean and how they contribute to the story. “Fry four on two, my mother would say as she clipped a check onto the metal wheel. Her tables were deuces, four-tops, or six-tops according to their size…” (Rose 262). His personal encounter with his mother’s work language and
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