...of the fake flamingo was even brighter than that of a real one, after asking a rhetorical question pointing out the absurdity of the overly excessive bright pink. Price incorporated numerous analogies and examples to beat around the bush. She for example said, ‘The plastic pink flamingo is a hotter pink than a real flamingo’, trying to engage the reader to think deeper and have them correlate the ‘ hotter pink than the real flamingo’, to the fake and plastic society she believes in. Through these examples, she is forcing the reader to realize, American society is hiding behind this fake identity, just like those famous hot pink flamingos. Reading prices essay, it eventually turned into a critical view of American pop culture. Her essay was written to a more mature audience, who she thought were knowledgeable of previous events, such as the Great Depression, and the event she mentioned about the hot pink car purchased by the famous musician Elvis Presley. Based on her knowledgeable audience, she had a strong word choice, and used the right amount of connotation to show her dislike towards ‘pink’. By the overuse of this, Price was able to grasp her readers mind out the fact that she truly felt American society was dark. The mixture of word choice, sarcasm, and examples, Price was able to conclude that she had a strong indignant feeling toward the fake American culture. In conclusion, the analysis done by Price, by the misleading trends of the 1950s shows her true ideas and......
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...Jason Francis Herbert Pimlott Rhetorical Analysis November 13, 2012 This essay argues that the Globe and Mail (G&M) article, ‘Don’t Teach Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes’ (18 August 2012), is persuasive with its primary target audience of G&M readers. Clifford Orwin, the author of this article, is a professor of political science at the University of Toronto. Furthermore, the main focus of this article deals with the fact that: “Real education requires real teachers and students, not disembodied electronic wraiths.” Through the rhetorical analysis of this editorial, this paper will demonstrate that its persuasiveness can be attributed to four key aspects: through an emphasis on the use of deliberative stasis; its use of ethos and logos; and through its effective use of rhetorical imagery. Before the case can be made for understanding how and why this article is persuasive, we need to begin with setting the context of the issue or exigence to which the article was responding and whether that response was timely and appropriate. To understand the exigence of this article, the interpretation of Orwin’s implied audience is necessary to grasp how the two concepts within exigence, kairos and phronesis, both link text, context and audience together. Through an extensive analysis of the assumptions made by Orwin, the implied audience consists predominantly of instructors. Moreover, Orwin’s motto: “Don’t teach until you see the whites of their eyes.” Also used......
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...Rhetorical Analysis - Sports in America James Michener author of Sports in America argues that each sport is subject to specific criteria to explain his arguments and criticisms with the commercial direction it is heading. James Michener was an avid sports participant while young and feels that it helped to strengthen his character. He was also in the Navy during World War II where he knew various leaders both with and without the experience playing various sports. He also traveled the world observing many cultures, both present and historical, where the spotlight had been placed over sporting events. Along with his personal knowledge and research, he brings up and gives a brief summary of nine different materials written by other authors. These pieces shine a negative spotlight on the preconceptions about sports and help to lend weight from other perspectives. James Michener does an excellent job using the three different appeals to argue his criticisms against sports commercial direction. James Michener uses various ethical appeals to show his credibility with the reader. He starts by stating in the fourth paragraph, “I am by nature a participant rather than a spectator, and my whole sympathy lies with the sandlot where boys are playing rather than the stadium where professionals are offering an exhibition.” This helps to show that his perspective on sports comes from having been a participant, which matches my own personal view. To avoid being prejudiced against...
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...Rhetorical Analysis Revised Draft “The first time to many teens have the sex talk with their parents they’re telling them that they are pregnant, parents if you teen has a question about sex don’t assume they are doing it. And teens, if your parents aren’t talking to you about sex don’t assume they don’t care. Teenage pregnancy is 100% preventable. Start talking.” This statement is said at every commercial break and at the end of every episode following, resources that can be utilized if you become or are pregnant and need support services. Hampton effectively convinces her audience that teen pregnancy is a life changing experience through the ABC Family’s hit show the Secret Life of the All American Teenager. As Hampton directed a show that resembles these hardships and possible outcomes of having the responsibility of being a teen parent, she goes in depth about the different events and obstacles that may be faced. Parents are so strict when it comes to their teens becoming sexually active that when they become sexually active they feel that they can’t talk to their parents putting them at a higher risk for teen pregnancy due to the miss use of contraception. Secret Life was created to spread awareness about safe sex and the responsibilities of being sexually active. Throughout this show Hampton demonstrates the difference between adoption, abortion, and miscarriage. By having each represented in an episode and having different characters throughout the show act these...
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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God - Rhetorical Analysis
...Faith Halverson Mr. Woolwine Period 4/ AP English 11 2 October 2014 “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” – Rhetorical Analysis Christian revivalist speaker, Jonathan Edwards, in his sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” (July 8, 2014) persuades that his audience is doomed to hellfire if they fail to head his message of repentance. He supports his claim by first using angry and fear inducing diction that is full of imagery, then he uses figurative language to emphasis the images and experiences of hell, and finally he shifts the tone at the end to provide hope for salvation. Edwards’ purpose is to convert individuals in order to bring more people to his view of salvation. He creates an aggressive and fearful tone for an audience of Christians that he believes is sinful and must repent. In order to create strong diction, Edwards uses long, powerful sounding words to put authority, fear, and describe images in his sermon. Since this passage is meant to be heard, and not read, these words sound strong when spoken aloud, especially with a harsh voice, like Edwards most likely did to evoke fear. Examples of this include: “lake of burning brimstone” (14), “the floods of God’s vengeance” (46), and “punishment will indeed be infinite” (101), each of these phrases, along with many others in the sermon, uses words that one should fear, like vengeance, which means inflicted punishment. Some of these phrases threaten the reader with punishment and eternal suffering;......
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...Angelica Garcia Instructor Albright English 101 18 April 2015 Rhetorical Analysis of Pillow Pets According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (2005), the average child watches about four hours of television a day and sees more than 20,000 commercials each year. "In 2000 alone, U.S. toy companies spent more than $837 million on advertising their products." (Shah, 2010, ). Pillow Pets have been around since 2003 (http://mypillowpets.com/about/), and have steadily built their brand through carefully crafted advertisements which appeal to children of all ages and genders, as well as their parents. "What began with the simple goal of transforming a simple stuffed animal into a functional item for children has grown into an amazing jungle of popular retail and wholesale products." (http:/mypillowpets.com/about/) The widespread allure of the Pillow Pet is the key to its success, as evidenced by their successful internet commercial. It hits all the right notes, including the "Four Ps" of marketing which include product, place, price and promotion. (Calvert, 2008, p. 206) The ad incorporates "production features like lively action and sounds designed to grab a child's attention" (Calvert, 2008) For example, consider the upbeat, female voice used in describing the Pillow Pet. The marketer's message is delivered loud and clear, via a pleasant female voice, possibly of a mother who knows what a child wants and needs, who also understands that parents need justification to buy......
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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
...“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” - Rhetorical Analysis Description: In a typical AP analysis essay you will be required to discuss the rhetorical strategies the author uses to achieve his purpose. Sometimes specific strategies will be suggested like sentence structure or diction. But usually the prompt is rather open and it is up to you to decide on those elements that are most significant and let those be the focus of you paper. In any case your analysis should have the following qualities: • Clear focus on specific strategies which are significant • References the text directly through direct quotes and paraphrase. • Analysis goes beyond mere identification and discusses the effect of the strategies used. • Strategies used are connected to the author’s purpose. All of the characteristics above should be evident through out the essay and in every paragraph. A word on paragraph structure: • Beginning o Identifies strategy which is the focus of the paragraph o Makes reference to the effect and, or purpose of the strategy, o Indicates a specific portion of the text o Provides a transition from previous paragraph • Middle o Provides specific examples/ evidence from text o Explains and elaborates on the effect, provides detailed and specific insights • End o Links back to thesis, provides big picture analysis of the importance of the......
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...Rhetorical Analysis Pitching new ideas is certainly not something that can be completed easily. It takes a specific thought process to be able to convince an audience about nuclear waste removal techniques. Whenever anything that deals with nuclear waste is brought up people tend to panic. There are many things that can go wrong, but if handled correctly all of these problems can be avoided. Trying to explain to someone that nothing will go wrong is the hardest part. Over the years there have been many horror stories of disasters from nuclear related projects. Although he seems to do an adequate job of informing about nuclear waste removable solutions, in his essay, “Nuclear Waste”, Richard A. Muller actually does a poor, ineffective job of communicating his ideas by using an poor pathos, a pathetic logos, and a piteous ethos. Richard A. Muller’s poor use of pathos does not develop a connection with readers. For instance, Muller changes topics from talking about nuclear problems to bringing up terrorism and creating gas bombs for harm. His ideas for nuclear waste are one aspect, but he makes poor connections to help the reader understand and get an idea of what he is talking about. In addition, Muller suggests that people should not panic about radioactivity in the water supply in Los Angeles; it is bad that he associated radioactivity with Los Angeles because many readers view it as something extremely negative even though he explains not to worry. He builds a poor......
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... Students Name Instructors Name Course Date Rhetorical Analysis on Marjane Satrapi's “The complete Persepolis” “The Complete Persepolis” is a memoir and story based on Marjane Satrapi, who is also the author of the memoir. This is a rhetorical analysis on Marjane Satrapi’s story and we’ll see how the writer attempts to change the perception people have on the middle-east countries. The writer tries to prove that those countries are not as bad as depicted and there is still hope for the people living in those countries. She believes that people in the middle-east countries have the power to revolutionize their culture and fight for what they believe in. The writer is able to express the struggles and sufferings of the victims in the middle-east. Marjane Satrapi is shaped by the events in her life to become a rebel and through this, she is able to make the audience understand why people start and join revolutions in the middle-east. The writer is of the opinion that their culture is deeply flawed and in the beginning of the story, she is displeased that she has to wear a veil to school as it is mandatory for girls to wear veils, “Then came 1980: the year it became obligatory to wear the veil at school” (Satrapi, page 4), and the fact that boys and girls are still separated in school and can’t learn together. The writer mentions about her French school which was shut down because it was non-religious. The writer seeks to display the extent of cultural inequity and the social...
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...Cory D. Haas Professor Harrington English 101 07 August 2014 Part One Living In Hell: A Rhetorical Analysis of “The Waltz” In “The Waltz,” Mary Beth Ellis describes the life of a person who has to deal with the ongoing problems of living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. In her freshman year of high school, Mary “became strongly convinced that if (she) did not touch a doorknob with both hands upon entering or exiting a room, the world would implode in dramatic and fully horrible fashion” (299). It seems this alone would be enough to explain to anyone the pains and horrors of having to live with OCD. This essay, first published in Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers in 2006, addresses an audience composed of people not suffering from OCD who want to learn about the struggle it brings. Through a use of language that is vivid and at some points pretty extreme, Ellis reveals many aspects and problems that arise with living with OCD. Throughout the piece, Ellis describes the pain of her disorder through the use of extreme diction explaining what would happen to her if she did something she deemed wrong later. For example, after posting a rant about how she hated liturgical dancing, she came to the conclusion that the KKK was coming after her. “I decided with a terrifying and completely unwarranted urgency less than a week after I’d typed it, it was not the brightest thing I’ve ever done … The Klan! They Hate Catholics, they kill Catholics, and where better......
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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
..."Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Jonathan Edwards In the first few weeks of class we have discussed the thought and religion of the early people that first began the development of our counrty. As we have looked at the literature in class the works of these writers seem to be simlar in that each one talks about a higher being that these people all worshipped. However, that is where the comparisons would end. One of the writings that I found interesting was that of Jonathan Edwards. Born in 1703 in East Windsor, Connecticut, Jonathan Edwards lived at a time when the Calvinistic Puritanism of the American colonies, particularly New England, was giving way to thoughts coming out of Europe. We had discussed in one of first classes the reason that so many of the laws and rights found here in the United States were the same as in Europe. The reason was for this is because that is where the people of early America came from. This is the reason for the large population of people believing in these thoughts and beliefs coming from Europe. The Bible was a large part of the lives of these people. With that, as many religious leaders before and after him, Edwards's source of inspiration and guidance was the Bible. He often used parts or sections of biblical verse rather than complete text because too much information might diminish the importance of his primary intent. An example of how he preached to the people can be seen in Edwards's sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an......
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...Rhetorical Analysis Scott Schmidt ENG 112 1/31/15 Robert Zacny Rhetorical Analysis Just picture that you are flipping through your favorite magazine, and all of a sudden an advertisement catches your eye. In the ad, a family stand together, smiling, Christmas tree in the background, each one holding their very own Winchester rifle; well everyone, of course, except mom. Could you imagine the lawsuits that would ensue, (no pun intended)? This particular ad was used in a Sears Catalogue book. My personal interest in guns, coupled with the absolute absurdity of this advertisement, is why I chose this particular ad to study. The following is a rhetorical analysis of this 1937 advertisement placed in a Sears Catalogue. How this ad appeals to the logos, ethos, and pathos are topics this analysis will further examine. This ad was printed in 1937, which was a very dark and dangerous time for America. The nation was facing a great depression, American icon Amelia Earhart disappeared, and the Hindenburg is blown up while docking, killing dozens and completely destroying American’s faith in passenger carrying airships, thus; successfully destroying the airship era. People were desperate, afraid, and for many, their futures were, at best, utterly uncertain. In the ad, a husband, his wife, and their three sons are standing in a group together depicting a red wall behind them. Part of a Christmas tree can be seen peeking on the lower right corner of the frame, while the dad......
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...Rhetorical Analysis The world is full of opportunities and dangers, no one knows what will happen next period. The difference between winners and losers is that winners are always with courage to challenge for the future. In this speech, Tiffany Shlain, a filmmaker, give some advice about this. She recounts in her commencement speech about some difficult periods of her life, such as having no money to shoot an important scene, the internet bubble, and her father’s death. Shlain’s purpose is to convey the idea that regardless of her difficulties, she was always full of boldness and confidence. She adopts pathos, ethos and logos in this speech to teach them how to become confidence and effort for their dream. It is effective to appeal to those students who have just graduated and feel confused about their future. Every author in their speech uses many interesting stories or making suspense in order to gain their audiences’ attention, which applied the pathos. In this speech, Shlain appeals to pathos to catch those students’ attention. She addresses that “Students went to the library because it was the only place to look things up, there was no World Wide Web!” and that her friend “finally told her boyfriend, she loved him, and she said she did it via email! And I cc’d his family, and I bcc’d his two ex-girlfriends.” Those two quotes show two different situations. First quote shows the students have to go to the library in order to get information before the internet is......
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Analysis Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
...Akil Hodge 9-17-10 2nd / U.S. Lit. Analysis: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God The Great Awakening was a religious movement that shocked the world and brought unbelieving people into the life of a Christian. Jonathan Edwards was a powerful, influential figure in this movement and was known for his visual sermons. His method of preaching was using fear to frighten people to convert. One of his most powerful sermons, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, used many rhetorical strategies to persuade his unsaved audience to become saved to avoid the torment of hell. One productive approach that was substantial in scaring the unsaved people in the audience is through the use of imagery. Imagery is the usage of words to make an image in the mind of the listener(s); with which Edwards uses adequately to defend his reason. In his case, he utilizes this technique to penetrate the hearts and minds to everyone present. This strategy terrifies his listeners into following his directions and method of redemption. “There are black clouds of God’s wrath now hanging directly over your heads” is an excellent example of imagery because it displays an image of hater from God. Metaphors are applied often in this distinctive speech about God and his anger. This figure of speech spans over the whole account through all paragraphs and is a very unique way of influence. I feel that “The bow of God’s wrath is dent” presents the meaning of the word metaphor, which is the using of......
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...“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” Jonathon Edwards delivered a sermon for the ages in 1741. “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” was powerful and moving to all who heard it. Edward’s mastery of diction, immaculate imagery, and reinforced repetition made sure his listeners understood the full impact of their sins. This piece was so forceful, it sent them running for the hills. Maybe not the hills but a few did run out screaming! He accomplished exactly what he had hoped for. People were definitely afraid that God would punish them for their sins. Jonathon Edwards knew how to make his words count. Edwards chose words that got the most bang for his buck. He wanted his words to convey his feelings in the most persuasive way possible. Phrases such as, “The floods of God’s vengeance have been withheld” were used in this sermon. The words are chosen carefully to demonstrate God’s wrath. Edwards could have said God’s anger but he chose, instead, to use the words “floods” and “God’s vengeance” to evoke fear and trembling in his listeners. Another phrase Edwards uses is, “fiery floods of the fierceness and wrath of God”. Those words are full of impact. When they’re spoken to the crowd they automatically trigger trepidation. Edwards once again is demonstrating God’s disdain for sinners. One of the most aggressive statements in Edward’s whole piece are the words, “you are ten thousand times more abominable in his eyes than the most hateful venomous serpent is in ours.”......
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AP English 3
11 September 2013
Rhetorical Analysis: Imagery
In the sermon, “Sinners In The Hands of An Angry God,” Jonathan Edwards utilizes imagery as one of the rhetorical devices in order to scare his audience back to the pious ways of the first generation Puritans. Edwards’ vivid descriptions of hell and eternal torment are examples of the emotional appeal pathos. He uses figurative language including metaphors, similes, and personification to illustrate this unfortunate scenario in the minds of his listeners. For example, Edwards’ states, “The devil is waiting for them, hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them, and would fain lay hold on them, and swallow them up…” (8-10). In this example the audience can clearly imagine the horrors of hell, which encourages them to look to God for salvation, thus also making use of logos as the audience rationalizes and considers the situation.
Hell is described as a “world of misery, that lake of burning brimstone…” (19-10), among many other things. The speaker/writer’s depictions of hell work to keep the audience members on their toes so they remember what they are doomed for if they dare to stray further from the Church or anger God even more than they have already done so. The rich imagery in this sermon is significant to the uniqueness of the piece because Edwards’ uses this literary device to scare the audience into compliance, and it serves as a main support for the author’s overall purpose, which is to get people to solidify ties to the Church.