I believe this semester helped my writing, and I think that is clear from the progression through each paper. When writing my first paper “A Rhetorical Analysis of Juan Enriquez’s Ted Talk” I felt unconfident in my skills as a writer, as they hadn’t been used for around a year. It shows unfortunately in the overall quality of the piece, and I remain unsatisfied with it. I was unsure of the concepts I was trying to argue, and the points I was trying to make, and having to analyze a video proved to be a difficult task for me. As a whole I think the paper shook me at the beginning of the semester and impacted the quality of my notes (Or lack there of), and my course attendance.
However moving into the second paper I decided that I needed to make changes to the way I approached the course. I began attending class regularly and, aside from the travel day before break, didn’t miss a single class after my stint of absences. I think that greatly improved the quality of my second paper, and I feel I was able to articulate my position and argue my ideas far more clearly as a res...
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- During the 1700’s people in America were experiencing the great awaking. Many ministers in this period used rhetorical appeals to get across to their congregation. Jonathan Edwards was one of the most well know pastors during this time. In 1741, he preached a sermon-later titled Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God-to his congregation by using rhetorical appeals he got his point across to many unconverted men. Edwards uses rhetorical appeals: pathos, ethos, and logos to create rhetorical appeals.... [tags: Rhetoric, Rhetorical techniques, Allusion, Logos]
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- Ted Bundy is a serial killer from Vermont. He attended school in Washington and fell in love with a wealthy and pretty girl from California. He had money, class, and influence; everything he wanted in a girl. After their devastating breakup, Ted did not want any girl that resembled to his ex-girlfriend to live. Ted’s murders and kidnappings were spread across multiple states. He escaped from prison twice, once from Pitkin County Jail and other time at Garfield County Jail. In order to help avoid the electric chair, Ted offered information on some unsolved murders.... [tags: Othello, Iago, Ted Bundy, Evil]
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- ... These innocent women were kidnapped, raped and murdered. The murders continued until 1975 when he was arrested due to a traffic violation. Nevertheless, 1 year later he managed to escape from prison but was recaptured a short week later. A few months posterior to his incarceration Bundy managed to escape once again, but this time journeyed to Florida. Once in Florida, Bundy killed an additional three women. Fortunately, after the third murder, he was recaptured for driving a stolen vehicle. Ted Bundy pleaded for his innocence, but was found guilty of the murders and was delivered three death sentences.... [tags: Murder, Serial killer, Ted Bundy]
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- ... Ted told one of his close friends that he looks up to his grandfather and thinks of him as a role model. After Ted graduated from high school in 1965. He attended the University of Puget but later transferred to the University of Washington because he didn 't feel comfortable around his peers because they were wealthy . At the University of Washington he became romantically connected with a classmate whose name was Stephanie Brooks. Ted had a thing for women who were rich, pretty, young women who lived in California.... [tags: Ted Bundy, Ann Rule, Salt Lake City]
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- Displacement and Don Juan Unlike the fitfully epic Don Juan , I’d like to begin in medias res , with the anger of Lord Byron. We join him thick in the struggle with a central concern of DJ’s composition: the perils of transmission: Pray when I send you a parcel or packet—do acknowledge it—I care nothing about my letters or your answers—I only want to know, when I have taken trouble about a thing that it has arrived. By the time he fired off those impatient words to his publisher John Murray in 1821, Byron had been living abroad and publishing overseas for five years.... [tags: Don Juan Essays]
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- The Role of the Narrator in Byron's Don Juan The narrator of Don Juan takes the traditional role of omniscient narrator. He states the facts but also adds in his personal thoughts on the characters. From the beginning he lets the reader know that he is in search of a hero. He cannot find a hero in his contemporary time, therefore he will return to the hero who has stayed a hero through time. The hero is "my friend Don Juan" (5.8). There is no doubt that the narrator feels a close relationship with the hero and the hero will be treated as casually as friend.... [tags: Don Juan Essays]
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- Juan Rulfo's Pedro Paramo and Religion In the novel Pedro Paramo, Juan Rulfo uses religiousness as a characteristic that contrasts with the characters lack of moral codes and lack of faith normally attributed to religion. The people in the town of Comala are obsessed with the afterlife and prayer, and they even attend church regularly, but these are just habits that have lost their original meaning. Rulfo uses these symbolic activities to make the charactersÕ dichotomous nature more apparent.... [tags: Juan Rulfo Pedro Paramo Essays]
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- Byron's Don Juan - No Formal Ending is Needed Lord Byron's chief masterpiece is probably the comic epic Don Juan, which occupied its author from 1818 until nearly the end of his life (Trueblood 14-15). The sheer length of the poem is in itself impressive; its seventeen cantos take Juan through a variety of adventures, including the famous affair with Donna Julia, the sojourn with Haidee, experiences in Turkey and later in Russia as a slave, and finally episodes in England among high society (Boyd 22-30).... [tags: Don Juan Essays]
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- Use of Irony to Portray Morality in Lord Byron's Don Juan In Don Juan, George Gordon, Lord Byron, diverges from his name-sake characterization with an un-Byronic hero, Don Juan. The poem has been viewed as nihilistic and immoral. Actually there is plenty present in the first canto to show morality and hope for humanity. The poem should be viewed as the author intended: "a satire on abuses of the present state of Society, an not an eulogy on vice..." (Bostetter 9). Don Juan is a satire and therefore the morals present are shown in an ironic way.... [tags: Don Juan Essays]
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- Biography of Ted Bundy Ted Bundy is one of the worst serial killers in history. His Antisocial personality and psychotic character made him feared across the country. After all was said and done Ted left behind a trail of bloody slayings that included the deaths of 36 young women and spanned through four states. The biggest question in many people’s mind was how could someone as intelligent, highly accomplished, and praised as Bundy do such a thing. Theodore Robert Bundy was born November 24th, 1946 in Burlinton, Vermont.... [tags: Ted Bundy Serial Killers Essays]
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