UB ENG 101 - revised rhetorical analysis (4 pages)

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University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
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Eng 101 - Writing 1

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Idan Lavian Daniel Gomes English 101 sec JB UB Number 50087728 Any writer who wants to gain the audience s attention through writing must use rhetorical strategies to persuade his audience The usage of rhetorical strategies can be associated with past experiences and beliefs The writer s background and belief system will influence his her power of writing Kurt Vonnegut a civil rights activist was a skeptic satire writer who believed in equality of human dignity Due to his skeptical nature he was cognizant of what could happen if human equality would be applied to human ability is Using rhetorical strategies such as irony simile and exaggeration in his story Harrison Bergeron Vonnegut tries to show his audience that the concept of equality of ability would be ridiculous Simile is the first strategy Vonnegut uses He illustrates equality of ability through the lens of skepticism For example when the mental handicap radio transmits sound in the story a sound like a car crash is heard George who is subject to the disturbing sounds of the handicapping device in his ear is then unable to concentrate on his thoughts This is because every twenty seconds or so the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains Another sound George hears is like somebody hitting a milk bottle with a ball peen hammer We are told His thoughts fled in panic like bandits from a burglar alarm Vonnegut is effectively employing similes to vividly describe the horrors George experienced We clearly see the government trying to prevent any opposition at any cost These similes show the danger under the fictional regime of having rebellious thoughts against equality Vonnegut is trying to predict the mistake society could make if equality is pursued in all areas Civil rights activists must proceed with caution so as to prevent any radical attitudes towards equality This demonstrates to the readers through logos that if plain equality



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