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  • Poetical Rhetorical Analysis : Blackfish

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    Blackfish Rhetorical Device Analysis Blackfish is a documentary centered around the treatment of killer whales held in captivity, most notably that of Tilikum, an orca that was held by SeaWorld at its facility in Orlando, Florida. The documentary begins in 1983 with the capture of Tilikum and sheds light on the deaths involved with the infamous killer whale. Moreover, it features interviews with former SeaWorld employees who interacted with Tilikum and witnesses who were present for some of Tilikum’s

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of The Perils Of Indifference

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    A Rhetorical Analysis of “The Perils of Indifference” Distinguished Jewish writer and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, in his speech, “The Perils of Indifference”, discusses the effects indifference has on one’s humanity in both? societal and individual terms. Wiesel’s purpose is to illustrate the plight of those who suffer because of indifference and to appeal to the audience's consciences. He adopts a sympathetic, haunting, and accusatory tone in order to convey to audiences that society had not

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of The Great Influenza

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    The Great Influenza Rhetorical Analysis Essay Attention Getting Device: John Barry, in his writing, The Great Influenza, he states, “To be a scientist requires not only intelligence and curiosity, but passion, patience, creativity, self-sufficiency, and courage. It is not the courage to venture into the unknown. It is the courage to accept — indeed, embrace — uncertainty” (Barry 2). During all eras of time, scientists have endured enormous amounts of adversity. Scientists have had to maintain

  • Rhetorical Analysis Thoreau

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    Questions on Rhetoric and Style: 1. Describe the tone Thoreau establishes in paragraph 2. How does it contribute to the rhetorical effect of the paragraph?     In paragraph two, Thoreau uses a depressing, problematic and facetious tone to get his message across. Thoreau explains how he is strongly against the United States government, and also points out problems of the government. Thoreau uses depressing diction when describing the problems of the government in order to make people feel hatred toward

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of The Perils Of Indifference

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    A Rhetorical Analysis of the Societal Implications of “The Perils of Indifference” Distinguished writer and Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, in his speech, “The Perils of Indifference”, discusses the effects indifference has on one’s humanity in both societal and individual terms. Wiesel’s purpose is to illustrate the plight of those who suffer because of indifference and to appeal to the audience's consciences. He adopts a sympathetic, haunting, and accusatory tone in order to convey to audiences

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of The End Of Solitude

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    Rhetorical Analysis rough draft William Deresiewicz, a contemporary writer, in his essay, “The End of Solitude,” on (January 30,2009) in The Chronicle of Higher Education, discusses how we are replacing the solitude to being in constant communication with people. Deresiewicz’s purpose is to expand on the research of the desire to be recognized, the fear of being alone in his modern culture audience. He uses an aggressive and assertive tone. William Deresiewicz’s claim is that we are replacing the

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of The Children's Era

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    The Children’s Era by Margaret Sanger: A Rhetorical Analysis Founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, in her speech at the 1925 birth control conference, The Children’s Era, explains the downfalls in American society when it comes to raising children. Through this speech, Sanger is trying to further promote her nonprofit organization and display the benefits of birth control. She appears to show compassionate characteristics towards children, more specifically the future American children

  • The Rhetorical Analysis Of 'The Onion'

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    these marketing tactics everyday to convince people just like you to buy their product. In The Onion’s press release, the author demonstrates the use of the rhetorical triangle, bold diction and syntax, and vivid imagery to explain how Americans fall for marketing tactics companies use. First, the author utilizes strategies from the rhetorical triangle to create a stronger argument about how the company MagnaSoles convinces customers to buy their product using scientific research. The text includes

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of 'The Onion'

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    these marketing tactics everyday to convince people just like you to buy their product. In The Onion’s press release, the author demonstrates the cohesive rhetorical triangle, bold diction and syntax, and vivid imagery to explain how Americans fall for marketing tactics companies use. First, the author utilizes strategies from the rhetorical triangle to create a stronger argument about how the company of MagnaSoles convinces customers to buy this product using scientific research. The text includes

  • The Tipping Point: Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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    The Tipping Point: Rhetorical Analysis Throughout The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell explains to his reader his ideas about drastic changes in society, and how they seem to occur so rapidly. In this particular selection, Gladwell emphasizes the purpose of “connectors”, saying that they have a “special gift for bringing the world together (page 38)”. Gladwell states that part of the reason information or trends spread like wildfire is the presence of a specific group of people. They are called “connecters”

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