Rhetorical Analysis

There are a lot of reasons to why many believe Kanye West is the artist of the 21st century. He is undeniably one of the most talented artists of all time. From his music production to his lyrics and his success in the fashion industry. In the article “Is Kanye West the greatest artist of the 21st century” by USA today’s Patrick Ryan, he states that Kanye will never miss the opportunity to be great. He says He backs up his bold claims like him being a genius. From album to album sales he is always at the top.

“Why we need smarter sci-fi movies now more than ever”

Sci-fi movies are some of the most peculiar and diverse movie genres out right now. The article “Why we need smarter sci-fi movies now more than ever ” talks about the benefits that we receive from watching more sci-fi movies. It claims that smarter sci-fi movies (like Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar) must be made because it provides people with a different perspective to things in life and makes them rethink certain subjects. This author directly speaks to the readers of this article in a calm tone while continuously asking why some people don’t seem to interact with sci-fi movies as much as before. The author uses pathos as a method to provide the reader with a glimpse into the emotions that a sci-fi movie can provide, stating “Science-fiction can offer a number of things beyond pure escapism: it can offer a glimmer of hope for humanity, and, perhaps more crucially, it can also hold up a mirror to those currents in society we might not fully understand or recognise yet”. By saying this, the author makes the reader feel curious as to why certain things happen in our everyday world and how sci-fi movies might be able to give them an answer when putting the two worlds up for comparison. 

Ghost stories/poems by Edgar Allan Poe

The raven was a very symbolic ghost story/poem written. The sounds of the tapping on his door and the wind rustling fear him for the slightest  but. He calls out wondering and asking who is out there , he yells out “Lenore” who is someone he lost. That shows he’s still in grief about the absence of his loved one. The one word that stood out more throughout the whole poem is “never more” the raven was a sign that could be interpreted in many different ways.  The narrator uses similar words. The bird’s “nevermore” is to the narrator’s  “nothing more,” except that he used “nothing more” to assert rationality, while the bird’s “nevermore” was exactly the opposite.

Rhetorical Analysis of a Satirical Comic

The image attached are of our dear former president and first lady and they just so happen to be the perfect people to is for satirical comics. The satire genre is based upon taking a serious matter and using comedic devices to discuss it. As you can see in this instance, the comics audience are everyday people seeing as it’s a political editorial from a newspaper. They want this to reach the general public so that they can see that there’s something wrong in the way the Clintons are treated.

The purpose is to show that they seem to be coated in Teflon which for those who don’t know is a non-stick coating usually applied to cookware. Nothing they seem to do ever sticks to them so they never face any consequences for there actions and that’s mainly due to the public. The author wants to show that this is exclusive to the Clintons which is why he trademarked the product with their name. The public has placed this shield around them due to how well Bill’s presidency went and now we see the consequences. The artist shows what the “Clinton” spray protects against and they’re all terrible things yet we aren’t doing anything about it and we can’t do anything about it at this point.

The writer, or in this case artist, is Matt Wuerker and his art is centralized around politics. He has won a Pulitzer Prize and is also an American himself. This adds to the credibility of the piece because he is well versed in this line of work and is recognized for it and is an American himself instead of an outsider judging the situation which is an example of ethos. An example of him using logos to persuade the audience is his use of Teflon since its a nonstick spray and that connection makes sense to the treatment of the Clintons. His use a pathos is the most prominent because the comic itself is meant to be humorous so automatically it can and will attract people.

Presidencial Speech, George W. Bush 9/11 address to the nation.

The September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States will forever be burned into the memories of its citizens. On that same day in 2001, president George W. Bush addressed the nation in an effort to reassure American people of their country’s strength. George W. Bush’s “9/11 Address to the Nation” speech responding to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. was a success for his prhuge inspiration to the country. Bush delivered his speech primarily to the American people, but it was also aimed for the rest of the world to see. Throughout his address to the nation, George W. Bush uses argumentative appeals, as well as, diction techniques to persuade his audience.

The purpose of George W. Bush’s speech “9/11 address to the nation” is to inform the world of the terrors that America faced on that day. He explains throughout his speech how we should always remember those who got their life taken by the people who made this terrorist attack occur. All through his argument speech, he explained all the terrors that happened on that day. “The victims were in airplanes or in their offices: secretaries, business men and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror” (Bush 1). He was intending to deliver his speech not only to the people of America, but to everyone in the world to show how much that terrorist attack affected our lives emotionally and physically. He was trying to call the attention of everyone so we can all get together as one nation to be against these terrorists.
George uses several methods of all three argumentative appeals, for the purpose of trying not only to inform his audience but to also to them to be aware of what could come in the future. He uses logos when Bush uses one main example of factual based inflation. This conveys the message surrounding the sense of urgency and suggests the little information ghat is available gives a sense of the unfolding tragedy. “Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes dying into buildings, fires burning, huge — huge structures collapsing” (Bush 2)

There’s numerous examples of pathos- appeals to emotions- found on the speech. He touched on sensitive subject to all of America at the moment he did this speech. The former President also had numerous diction techniques that he used to push to his audience to be aware of the importance of what was happening to the nation. He was trying to show the importance of how we should all bond together to combat against all the madness that went on. He started to use the word “I” to show that he was trying to do everything that would benefit the country in a hard time. In addition, he uses ethical appeals. Bush incorporated ethos into the speech by asking the audience to pray for those who grieve. “Tonight I ask for prayers for all who grieve” (Bush 5). This is ethical because prayer is a part of moral beliefs and using this collectively creates the sense of unity.
George W. Bush employed argumentative appeals to make his address to the nation speech persuasive to all the American people, to reassure the people that the country will be fine.

Memior: Night by Elie Wiesel

Night is a memior about Elie’s Holocaust experience with his father. Elie was only 15 when he was sent to the Nazi German concentration camp in Auschwitz and Buchenwald with his father. Though him and his father were kept seperate throughout, they tried their best to see each other. Elie talks about his experience in great details. He claims that the intensity was of the camp was there every second he lived there. Also mentions the struggle for food, as all they had was bread and soup in very little quantity. Before even entering the camp, everyone had tests ran on them. Medical and physical tests. If they failed, they would be killed. Elie says, “We were told to take off cloths and run butt naked to the other side, with great obstacles. I ran and kept running, not allowed to stop.” One of the tests was to run without cloths to the other side without stopping with great obstacles that try to kill you. This was to test how physically fit you were and that was just the beginning of the camp journey.

Adventure. Ángel Torres

My chosen genre is adventure because at the end of a journey, it mostly tell you who you are and what you have done represents the type of person you are and how everything around you is effected. An example of an adventure will be traveling a long trip or simply looking at your life as a long journey to enjoy new discoveries and people around you. Also being adventurous makes you understand yourself more and how an adventure can change your life.

Movie review: The SAW movies

The Saw movies are psychological thrillers. These movies involve crazy murder machines and absurdly intricate storylines.  According to The Hollywood Reporter by THR staff on the first Saw movie, “Saw boasts an undeniably original premise and clever plot machinations that lift it several notches above the usual slasher-film level.”. All eight movies are ranked from best to worst; 1. Saw (2004), 2. Saw II (2005), 3. Saw VI (2009), 4. Saw III (2006), 5. Saw V (2008), 6. Jigsaw (2017), 7. Saw IV (2007), 8. Saw 3D (2010). The first Saw movie is ranked number one because “Upon revisitation, the original Saw is practically quaint compared to the rest of the series, which levels up the gore and transforms the simple starting plot into a Byzantine rat ,as of interlocking and overlapping narratives.”. Saw 3D was the worst movie because “despite the fact that the franchise had accumulated more than $700 million over the course of six movies, and the fact that 3D cost a whopping $20 million to make, the seventh movie felt the cheapest by far.”.

women empowerment speech “ain’t a woman by sojourner truth

ain’t I a women was a speech delivered in 1851 at the women’s right convention  Akron Ohio by sojourner truth who was born into slavery . ain’t I a women became one of the most popular speeches in women empowerment and the author swell. in her speech we can see how she explains to the audience several times that there is no inequality between  women and men  example when says  “ I could work as much and eat as much as a man – when I could get it – and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman?” we can also see how she tells her audience  that women are as important valuable as mens so they deserve the same rights example”Then that little man in black there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men, ’cause Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him” in her speech she uses ethos as when she said”i have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman?” also ethos because for her its logic for women to have the same rights as mens in her speech she repeats the sentence “ain’t I a women “to prove that inequality between women and men is something that shouldn’t exist.

Social Media use (good or bad)

FNU Adeel                                       10/10/2019

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                      Jessica Brown writes a report about how social media is good and bad for some people and have effects on their lives. She wrote that there are three billion people ,around 40% of world population,uses online social media. They spend most of their  time on social media which is harmful for their mental health. Social media induces more stress than it relieves. A good or bad mood spread between people based on their social media uploads. It also can be used for good reasons for example knowing culture and different language ,traditions around the world. It also can be used for sources of information.