ENG 1121 D430, Spring 2020

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    Depending on the audience, you may use a particular genre. If you are trying to convince underage kids that vaping is bad, you’re not going to use a newspaper to persuade them but a Snapchat video or go on TikTok. When you have a certain age demographic in mind, you’re required to use a format that works for that group. Depending on the author’s purpose, you would use a specific rhetorical strategy. If you’re trying to get someone to change the error of there ways you might use pathos to guilt-trip them or logos to persuade. The author’s voice shifts between genres to adapt to their environment, like the example used above, if an author wants to convince a sixteen-year-old to stop vaping, using an informal tone would be an advantage.


    cecelia melton

    I agree, I also feel that genre is depending on the audience..For example, each audience decides what type of genre is then going to be used. If there is a serious message that you want to get across or if you just want to tell a story then the types of genres are going to be different. It also depends on the topic and who your topic is directed too.

    2.No, different genres require different strategies, it also depends on the message that you are trying to get across.

    3. Yes, the author voice is going to change between genres, because in each type of writing the author is giving us a different persona or different side of us. For example, Stephen King writes mostly in the genre fiction horror, so when he is to write in the genre that is informative non fiction we are going to see in a different light.

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