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Music: The Harmony of Culture - Present in throughout the Hindu, Greek, and Judaic cultures, is the divine and meticulous use of music in various ways. Similarly between these cultures, music is symbolic of the most important and sacred concepts. The musical elements often exist to celebrate parts of the culture, to provide an element of sound to express spiritually, and to worship one or more Gods. Furthermore, music has occupied a central place in Hindu, Greek, and Judaic cultures, in which there are intrinsic musical principles, an arrangement of different instruments, and several forms and textures within all three cultures....   [tags: Musical Elements, Greek, Judaic Cultures]
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Lincoln 2013 MKZ Phoenix Advertisement - For this activity, I have chosen the 33-minute Lincoln 2013 MKZ Phoenix Advertisement (NFL 2013) aired during the recent Super Bowl game. The ad launched and marketed the 2013 model, which is the second generation Lincoln MKZ, which was introduced in the year 2006. The first generation of the MKZ spanned the 2006 to 2012 models. The 2013 began a new line-up based from a redesigned concept integrating Ford’s CD4 platform with Fusion and Mondeo technologies (Garrett 2012). “The challenge,” it was reported, “is to remake a Ford Fusion into something more upscale that will appeal to the Mercer Hotel-staying, French Laundry-dining, made-to-measure-shirt-wearing customers that it says it wants” (G...   [tags: Super Bowl, NFL, communication, imagery]
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President Roosevelt and World History - On December 8th, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke to a joint session of the United States Congress, asking for a declaration of war against the Empire of Japan. The major cause of his speech was to condemn an unexpected attack from the Japanese on U.S. territory and let the world know that the United States had the necessary military to battle any nation. On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese military launched a surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, resulted in 2,403 casualties and 539 wounded US citizens....   [tags: Japan, United Nations, Pearl Harbor, US History]
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The Effectiveness of ASPCA's Commercial - ... In the case of the ASPCA commercial the audience that is being targeted is fairly wide, anyone who has a soft spot for animals or seems to be sensitive in general would definitely stop and think about donating money to the cause. This commercial also had a version that aired during the holiday season, with the soft music of “Silent Night” playing in the background was meant to specifically target people during Christmas, which is the time of giving and kindness. The most powerful and affective aspect of this commercial is the way it uses pathos....   [tags: emotional, logos, suffering] 768 words
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The Seven-Up Company and Advertisement - Seven-Up Company Seven- Up Company was first invented by Charles Leiper Grigg as the Howdy Corporation in 1920, and has been trying to deliver an optimistic message to the audience. For example, Charles has added a red spot between the Seven and Up that represents talisman as stimulus to the brand. Also, in 1929, he came up with a new name lemon- lime soft drink which is non caffeine and sugar free. In the late nineteenth century and early twenties, Seven-Up was one of the privilege medicine outputs for the health benefits like the digestion system and people who has bipolar problems....   [tags: Soft-drink, Commercialization] 914 words
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Use of Rhetoric in Anna Quindlen's "Evan’s Two Moms" - The essay, “Evan’s Two Moms”, was written by Anna Quindlen and published in The New York Times and the 2004 edition of Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments. Also, this essay takes a liberal point of view concerning gay marriage and the ability to raise a child in a gay family. Throughout Quindlen’s essay, her structure introduces ethos, pathos and logos through a variety of court cases to gain the readers trust; she appeals to both emotion and logic in her reader through passion and unwavering intensity, which disapproves of those who take a radical point of view against gay marriage....   [tags: Evan’s Two Moms, Anna Quindlen, Rhetoric,] 568 words
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Rhetorical Annalysis of Benjamin Banneker's Letter to Thomas Jefferson - ... The direct quotes from political and religious documents give his appeal logos. He appeals to pathos by repeatedly comparing how Thomas Jefferson felt while fighting for American freedom to his own feelings of hardship. He refers to slavery as “groaning captivity” and “cruel oppression.” These words are meant specifically to give Jefferson a vivid mental picture and tug at his heart strings a little bit. Banneker, multiple times in his letter states something he believes to be true about the troubles of slavery and juxtaposes it with words from the Declaration of Independence or other political documents....   [tags: ethos, arguement, slavery]
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Attack of the Cloning Regulations - Attack of the Cloning Regulations Better and new technologies and ideas are constantly introduced through the passage of time, most of which are just for the convenience of modern life. There is usually not much of an objection when they are introduced into society because the pros of the idea greatly outweigh the cons; however, this is not the case with the discovery that human cloning is now practically possible. When a breakthrough like cloning comes about regulations must be set forth to insure the safety of all those who would use it....   [tags: Science Cloning Scientific Papers]
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Edward Abbey's Great American Desert - Edward Abbey's Great American Desert Environmentalist and desert-lover, Edward Abbey in his essay “The Great American Desert” warns readers about the perilous dangers of the American deserts while simultaneously stirring curiosity about these fascinating ecosystems. He both invites and dissuades his readers from visiting the deserts of North America through the use of humor and sarcasm. In this essay, he is rhetorically successful in arguing that the open spaces of the undeveloped deserts are sacred places in need of respect and protection through his clever use of pathos and logos....   [tags: Edward Abbey Great American Desert Essays] 1367 words
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Media’s Role In Body Images - Media’s Role In Body Images Authors can effectively get their point across by using different rhetorical techniques. In the two articles that I will examine, the authors mainly used a pathos appeal. Authors use pathos to get a social and emotional application across to the reader. Another rhetorical technique that is used by many authors is ethos. Ethos is a technique that can be used by an author saying that since they are perhaps a doctor or may have belonged to a certain organization for a long time, then they know more about a topic than somebody who may not have had the same moral values or interests....   [tags: Media Advertisements Advertising Essays] 1333 words
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We Cannot Escape from Advertisement - Advertisement are all over the place. They are no way that you can escape them, they are everywhere on radio, tv, in a magazine. This advertise must be a multi-billion dollars that attracts young people. Advertiser’s study the ways that they can attract the attention. The message of “Got Milk” ad means to remind people to drink milk. The advertise targets younger audiences who love to play sports especially for younger audience who loves to play soccer. The advertisement is becoming more and more popular because they add famous people that the audiences know and get their attention....   [tags: marketing and publicity overload] 537 words
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Swiffer Rosie the Riveter Ad - ... Work and take care of a home, regardless of an ad, it’s JUST AN AD. P&G obviously got the attention that they were seeking. They had feminists complaining and got them to remove the Rosie look-a-like from anywhere that they had her. The primary audience was feminists or women in particular or anyone who enjoys a clean home. Honestly, if someone wants a steam booster, regardless of an ad, someone will purchase a steam booster. I think that this ad appealed to kairos, simply because kairos is elements that draw support from a particular setting, time, and place (OWL)....   [tags: controversial marketing campaign] 550 words
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Maxed Out Rough Draft - Maxed Out Rough Draft The United States lending industry’s main focus has become accentuating profits; therefore, they have made it impossible to live without a credit card in today’s economy and to avoid being taken advantage of by the banks. James Scurlock, director and producer of the film, “Maxed Out”, devotes his movie to informing the audience of the credit card system and its many flaws and gives examples of people who are majorly affected by the pressure the lenders apply. Throughout the movie, numerous statistics, and expert testimonies are presented, as well as comparisons and appeals to emotion....   [tags: Film Analysis] 1069 words
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CO2 is NOT Pollution - As we have come to a better understanding of our global climate, most scientists agree that human actions have had a warming effect on the global climate (IPCC, 2010). This idea of anthropogenic global climate change is the general consensus in the scientific community according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). These views were increasingly challenged, mostly by non-scientists, in late 2009 when servers owned by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) were hacked. Emails between climate scientists and other documents relating to climate research were taken illegally and leaked online....   [tags: informative, expository, argumentative, persuasive]
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Reader's Response to Text - The responder’s sense of belonging and exclusion from the text is evoked from the discourse between responder and the text – further influenced by the composer’s purpose, values and textual features. Gaita manipulates the Romanticised representation of the loving father in opposition to the troubled mother figure Christine to evoke a sense of belonging in the reader to the filial biography “Romulus, My Father”. Conversely, Gary Crew’s “Strange Objects” barricades the reader through the repellent protagonist and postmodern textual techniques....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1267 words
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Analysis of Eating Disorders - The rising frequency of teen Internet and social media use, in particular Facebook, has cause parents to lose sight of these websites harmful attributes that lead to eating disorders and extreme dieting. Michele Foster, author of “Internet Marketing Through Facebook: Influencing Body Image in Teens and Young Adults”, published October 2008 in Self Help Magazine, argues Facebook has become the leading social network for teens and young adults aging 17 to 25 years of age, and is also the age range that has significant increases in Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa in women....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Documentary: Hungry For Change - Hungry for Change is a thought provoking documentary produced by James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch that delves into the implications of eating a modern diet. Using pathos, facts and figures, and association, Hungry for Change delivers a meritorious performance that engages viewers and leaves them questioning their own diet and lifestyle choices. The film’s use of rhetorical and advertising strategies and its ability to captivate viewers make this an effective, life changing documentary. As obesity and medical problems due to diet become a larger issue within society, it is imperative to educate humans on the importance of maintaining a healthy diet....   [tags: Film Analysis, Strategies, Diet]
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Gender Stereotypes Regarding Toys - As a child, our toys were not exactly as gender neutral as earlier times, but also were not as gender stereotypic as the toys in today’s time. The fact that everyone eventually comes into contact with buying toys whether you have kids or you have a friend or family member who have kids which makes this an important topic. Eventually, everyone has to buy a child a present. Would it bother you that all toys are either pink or blue and there is no in between. Or does sticking to what your child is already familiar with and knows the more ideal option when it comes to gender stereotyping with children’s toys....   [tags: james delingpole, toy company, eleanor muffitt]
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A Dream of Freedom - On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial during the “March on Washington” (King). Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a credible speaker. He was a Baptist minister and the leader of the Civil Rights Movement as well as the leader of Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Dr. King was also a Nobel Prize winner and a believer of nonviolence (“Martin Luther King Jr.”). For example, Dr. King addresses in his speech that “we must not allow our creative protests to degenerate into physical violence” (King)....   [tags: Martin Luther King, Jr., I have a Dream]
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The Art of Speaking - Great leaders have a strong sense of Character, a measure by morals, ethics, honesty, and positive reputable traits. Alexander the great is a man of character. The fame behind the name is the memories of all achievements and imprints left on mankind. Alexander is most certainly known for his war strategy and tactics. The more compelling aspect is his manner of speech. This powerful war crazed enthusiast speaks with great eloquence and logic; presents arguments in persuasive manners that win over stirring emotions....   [tags: Aristotle, Alexander the Great, leadership, ethos]
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The Nature of Rhetoric - Rhetoric is the art of effective speaking or writing, and persuasion. Most people use rhetoric numerous of times in their everyday life without their concern or knowing. In Plato’s Gorgias, Socrates discusses the nature and uses of rhetoric with Gorgias, while raising moral and philosophical perspective of rhetoric. Socrates believes that rhetoric is a kind of false knowledge whose purpose is to produce conviction, and not to educate people about the true extent of knowledge (Plato 15). On the other hand, Gorgias argues that the study of rhetoric is essential in any other professional fields, in order to provide an effective communication (Plato 19)....   [tags: Rhetoric Essays]
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Our AP Government Election - ... The color red represented war and black displayed evil in my ad. To create my video I started by (1) finding an audio clip of the candidate that supported my theme, (2) gathering images to support my topic, (3) creating my storyboard, (4) adding what I had so far to my storyboard, (5) adding in the music, and (6) creating voiceovers. The first clip was a photo of the Twin Towers that were in New York which appeals to pathos because it shows how peaceful it was before the destruction made to the landmark....   [tags: candidate, 9/11, audience] 1536 words
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Performance-enhancing Drugs and Steroids - Ever since Mark McGwire, a St. Louis Cardinals baseball player, broke the home run record of Roger Maris, a New York Yankee outfielder best known for hitting sixty-one home runs in 1961, the media has been frantic.  This frenzy is not only about McGwire's accomplishment of hitting a Herculean seventy home runs but is about another subject, performance-enhancing drugs. Mark McGwire is not only using creatine, but he is also taking androstenedione. Creatine is an amino acid that fuels muscle contraction and is produced in the liver, kidneys, and pancreas (Schrof 54).  Androstenedione is produced in the body by the gonads and adrenal glands in small amounts.  It is a sex steroid hormone that th...   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]
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Issue Advocacy - American society prides itself on the right of free speech, or, the freedom to express oneself in any manner that is deemed appropriate. Even today, in an America in which citizens are supposed to be free from monopoly, disloyalty, and deceit, omnipotent businesses exercise their power to achieve their goals with minimal struggle. During a similar age in which big businesses dominated the world, and thus could get away with essentially any heinous crime, Upton Sinclair wrote his novel The Jungle to call the public to the truly disgusting truth about the meat packing industry....   [tags: Literary Review] 804 words
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Same-Sex Adoption - Rhetoric is the art of persuasion, through which the party doing the persuading uses in order to appeal to their target or the audience. Rhetorical appeals are the strategies one uses to support a claim or argument, in order to persuade someone to agree with what is being argued; and in turn the appeals can be used when responding to any opposing views. In any piece of good writing, all three appeals are present. In “Lesbian and Gay Adoption,” Annette R. Appell is discussing the different ways homosexuals have chosen to go about having children, with adoption being the topic of discussion....   [tags: annette appell, gay adoption, homosexuals]
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Discuss the Ways In Which Two Poems In The Anthology Explore The - Discuss the Ways In Which Two Poems In The Anthology Explore The Effects Of Untimely Death When men went to war, there was every chance of them dying. But, their friends and family could never had prepared themselves for news of that person's death. Untimely death is a theme which is explored throughout the anthology in many ways, in particular, looking at the effects of the news of death upon loved ones. "The Seed-Merchant's Son" is a poem by Agnes Grozier Herbertson that conveys the bereavement that a man feels for his son who has died at war....   [tags: English Literature] 693 words
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A Rhetorical Analysis of Charles Bukowski's Ransom - A Rhetorical Analysis of Charles Bukowski's Ransom Charles Bukowski is a fascinating writer, skilled with a certain vernacular and vocabulary that he incorporates into his works. His speech and writing style have a lot to do with the way a reader is compelled to read on. Bukowski’s short stories are uniquely captivating, each in their own special way. His story, Ransom, was especially appealing. This story follows Marty and Kell in their attempt to kidnap a rich man’s kid for two million dollars....   [tags: Charles Bukowski Ransom] 682 words
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The Pitfall Of The Insensitive - Still Killing us Softly by Jean Kilbourne gives us prime examples of how the media tries to influence the way we see our society. The advertisement examples that she gives show how they portray the ideal woman as young, thin and beautiful, as well as making all men to look like powerful and insensitive animals (which they aren't). Both of the distortions use pathos as their persuasive devises by evoking emotion in the consumers to cause them to buy their product.In almost all advertisements with the exception of Depends and Polydent, all the models are probably not over twenty-five....   [tags: essays research papers] 654 words
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Pip in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations and Jem and Scout in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - Both Pip in Charles Dickens Great Expectations and Jem and Scout in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird have deep fears in early childhood. How do the authors create these fears and vulnerabilities. Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' and Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' are two very different books. 'Great Expectations' tells the story of a young boy growing up in Kent at the beginning of the 19th century, and 'To Kill a Mocking Bird' centres around two children growing up in America in the 1930s....   [tags: English Literature] 1384 words
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Views on Gay Marriage in Anna Quindlin’s Essay Evan’s Two Moms - The essay, “Evan’s Two Moms”, was written by Anna Quindlin and published in the 2004 edition of Good Reasons with Comtemporary Arguments. This essay takes a liberal point of view concerning gay marriage and the ability to raise a child in a gay family. Throughout Quindlen’s essay, her structure introduces ethos, pathos and logos through a variety of court cases to gain the readers trust; she appeals to both emotion and logic in her reader through passion and unwavering intensity, which disapproves of those who take a radical point of view about gay marriage....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Homosexuality Essays] 1177 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Speech a Speech by George W. Bush - In this paper I am going to discuss the rhetorical appeals, as well as the argumentative structure, audience and purpose set forth by George W. Bush in his September 27 speech in Flagstaff, Arizona. More specifically I will refer to the rhetorical appeals of ethos, pathos and logos, and explain how they are used to gain the support and attention of the audience and further the further the purpose of the speech. As I explain these appeals I will also give an insight into the argumentative structure and why it is apparent in this particular speech....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis of Speech] 1144 words
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Death to the Old or Death to the Young? - Death to the Old or Death to the Young. Since Dolly the cloned sheep was born on February 24, 1997, stem cell research in the United States has been a widely debated topic, especially after President Bush’s August 9, 2001 speech, allowing federal funding for limited stem cell research. Stem cells, obtained from an embryo, are cells that have not developed to the stage in which they are specified. Thus, a stem cell can develop into any type of cell in the adult human body. In the process of obtaining stem cells from week-old embryos, the embryos are destroyed....   [tags: Science Cloning DNA Papers]
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Analysis of Ronald Reagan's Sppech, The Challenger Disaster - While seated in the Oval Office of the White house, January 28, 1986 President Ronald Reagan delivers his speech The Challenger Disaster; hours after the space shuttle The Challenger explodes while in take off. Thousands witnessed this horrifying event live in person and on television. This mission was very unique allowing the first civilian to ever be allowed in space during a mission. She was aboard The Challenger as an observer in the NASA Teacher in Space Program. Ironically, nineteen years before this disaster, three astronauts were tragically lost in an accident on the ground....   [tags: American America History] 1739 words
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America Doesn't Need Gun Control at Gun Shows - America Doesn't Need Gun Control at Gun Shows Gun control has been a highly debated issue for several years. In the past this debate has led to the passage of gun control legislation, the most prominent bill being the Brady Bill. However, the national legislation concerning gun control only applies to licensed gun dealers. This has left a huge gun control loophole at the national level, because unlicensed dealers and private collectors are not required to conduct background checks on potential customers before selling them a weapon....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]
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Ellen Goodman's Aticle, “Countering the Culture of Sex” - Ellen Goodman's Aticle, “Countering the Culture of Sex” Ellen Goodman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, and the writer of many books, published an article entitled, “Countering the Culture of Sex,” which appeared in The Boston Globe in 1995. Goodman makes the point that the media serves as a “cultural message maker.” Goodman’s uses of the rhetorical appeals are not blatant, but rather reserved throughout the article. Logos and ethos are very well represented as the topic needs both logic and credibility and to make its point....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis] 978 words
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The Speech of Marcus Antonius in Julius Caesar - The speech made by Marcus Antonius, called Antony, in Act Three, Scene Two of Julius Caesar shows that despite being considered a sportsman above all else, he is highly skilled with the art of oratory as well. In the play by William Shakespeare, this speech is made at the funeral of Caesar after he is killed by Brutus and the other conspirators. Brutus claimed earlier, in his own funeral speech, that the killing of Caesar was justified. He felt that Caesar was a threat, and too ambitious to be allowed as ruler....   [tags: William Shakespeare]
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The Pros and Cons of Welfare Reform - The Pros and Cons of Welfare Reform There have been numerous debates within the last decade over what needs to be done about welfare and what is the best welfare reform plan. In the mid-1990s the TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Act was proposed under the Clinton administration. This plan was not received well since it had put a five year lifetime limit on receiving welfare and did not supply the necessary accommodations to help people in poverty follow this guideline. Under the impression that people could easily have found a job and worked their way out of poverty in five years, the plan was passed in 1996 and people in poverty were immediately forced to start looking for...   [tags: Poverty Government Argumentative Papers]
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Society’s Expectations of a Female’s Body Image - Society’s Expectations of a Female’s Body Image Society plays many roles in peoples’ lives. The biggest role that society plays with females is how they should appear. All over the television, movies, and different magazine covers, females come into view as looking very thin and beautiful. People that see these famous females begin to idealize that body image. The male gender also visualizes these famous females and thinks that all females should have this slender appearance. As the year 2000 rolled in, actresses and models’ body weight decreased, and their waiflike bodies became more noticeable in the public’s eyes....   [tags: Media Health Self Image Essays]
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Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock The pursuit of youth, of sex, of “yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window panes,” some pursue this their whole lives, a bachelor looking in the corners of streets and bars for a bit of youth and company. This is the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot, 1917. It is the song and love story of men who search for their lover in places absent of love and instead only finds lust. Those who only find lust in these lonely places eventually become old, as the speaker of the poem realizes....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Lust Sex Relationships Essays] 996 words
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Sympathy for Magwitch in Great Expectations - Great Expectations - sympathy for Magwitch. We sympathise for Magwitch a great deal in this book even though he is intimidating at first. As we see his softer side we begin to like him and are touched by the gratitude he shows to Pip later on in the book and the strong friendship they form with each other. The way Magwitch is exploited by the legal system upsets us a great deal and increases the pity we have for him. Dickens' methods of satirizing the legal system and contradicting the stereotypes of convicts in the nineteenth century are very affective in making the reader feel pathos for Magwitch....   [tags: English Literature] 1667 words
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Physician Assisted Suicide - Dr. Braddock and Dr. Tonelli use Aristotelian rhetoric in their article titled, “Physician Aid-in-Dying: Ethical Topic in Medicine.” The authors provide examples of logos by providing statistics about physician assisted suicide. In the article you will find pathos that will offer different emotions within the topic. These authors have many ethos or many years of credentials within the medical field. In this article, Dr. Braddock and Dr. Tonelli explain the difference between physician assisted suicide and euthanasia....   [tags: Moral Issues]
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Legalization of Prostitution - Though illegal in the United States, prostitution is still a strongly prevalent crime happening all across the nation. Currently, a person participating in the crime of prostitution will be charged with a misdemeanor (Liberator 2). People every single day are being charged with a misdemeanor for this specific crime. Statistically, it may even seem like this crime is being caught more often than other, more extreme crimes. Prostitution is a strongly enforced crime that costs America large sums of money (Chittom 1)....   [tags: Prostitution, Health, Safety, Rights]
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The LEGO Ad - LEGO the world biggest conglomerate of toy production fight for its consumers?. This concept is illustrated in the advertisements, used by LEGO. To illustrate, one of LEGO ads introduces the concept of child with healthy mind, who doesn't watch violence and awful things on TV, because he/she plays with none violent and harmless LEGO toys. The LEGO advertisement targets the significant part of population, people who have children, such as parents, grandparents and all other relatives. It uses methods of persuasion, indicated in Hirschberg's article, like pathos in picture, logos in copy and ethos showing the name of company(1)....   [tags: LEGO Toys, TV Violence]
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Fame High Analysis - ... The challenges she faces as a dancer, tending to be rigidly perfect instead of freely passionate, are made clear to the audience from the start. Another factor of the stress that is shown to be a common case in a student’s life is the at-home aspect. Brittany's parents, for example, believe in her talent so strongly they have temporarily split up to support her, with the mom moving from Wisconsin to live with Brittany in L.A. while the rest of the family stays behind. Compared to this, the actress Ruby, whose parents are both performers, seems to have their lives perfectly in tact....   [tags: documentary, LACKSA, arts] 715 words
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Social Attitudes Toward Vietnam Veterans - Social Attitudes Toward Vietnam Veterans I have always been interested in the Vietnam War and the results of “the longest war in America.” Therefore, I have decided to examine the social attitudes toward Vietnam veterans. Since I feel so passionately about the way that Vietnam veterans are viewed, the purpose of my paper is to inform others about the way that the veterans have been criticized and misrepresented. Personally, I hope to gain a further understanding of the attitudes and views towards Vietnam veterans, especially since my father is a veteran....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Debated and Hated SUV - The Debated and Hated SUV Since the early 1990s, the car market has become saturated with sport utility vehicles. While SUV’s have been enthusiastically received by a wide spectrum of the demographic – everyone from teenagers to soccer moms -- not all are excited by its arrival. Some of the current complaints with SUVs have to do with their ridiculous size and relative fuel inefficiency. Others criticize the vehicles as being unsafe, and certainly unnecessary, for the tasks for which they are commonly used....   [tags: Transportation Cars Vehicles Papers]
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Ethics and the Cheating Epidemic - Ethics and the Current Cheating Epidemic There is an epidemic of cheating in American universities. Students are finding easier and more efficient ways to cheat. Morals and morality are changing. Students, members of the younger generation, and teachers, members of the older generation, differ on what is cheating. Morality even differs amongst students. Some students still adhere to the traditional sense of morality, and find what other students do an abhorration of morality. This essay is a mostly a pathos and ethos argument that attempts to appeal to the reader’s sense of right and wrong by using so-called “authorities.” The first section is filled with pathos arguments designed to m...   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays] 781 words
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Poetry Analysis of Morte D'Arthur - Poetry Analysis of Morte D'Arthur Although 'Morte D'Arthur' spirals through many stages, none is touched upon to the extent at which it exercises pathos. Throughout it draws upon the reader's emotions heavily, and enforces a feeling of overwhelming pity until its last breath. 'The Prisoner of Chillon', although similar in the aspect that it too bears the countenance of a distressing piece of literature, does differ in tone slightly, for it clearly relies more on the absolution of despair to deliver its...   [tags: Papers] 1568 words
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Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed In the novel Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehnreich, there are many hurtles she must overcome to experience the life of a low income worker. She sets some ground rules for herself, such as always having a car, and starting out with a certain amount of money for her down payment on an apartment. Although the rules are doable, she admits that she broke all of the rules at least once. Even though Barbara didn't hold to her original plan, she was still able to reveal her appeals clearly....   [tags: Ehrenreich Nickel Dimed] 1069 words
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