An Analysis Of Anne Lamott

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Anne Lamott has an amazing ability to connect with the audience. With use of personal experience and scenarios to be able to connect with the reader using rhetorical techniques such as ethos and pathos. Although her use of vulgar terms may tend to turn off readers, giving her points less impact.
Anna opens explaining how everyone has bad first drafts, even terrific writers. It is difficult to be able to sit down and create a perfect first draft. Even the published writers do not sit down and start flowing wonderful sentences easily. In order to get to a publishable essay is to begin with a bad rough draft. First draft is where you just get your ideas down to then revise later on. Anna wrote food reviews for a magazine. She states how even though she did it for years she would still stress when it came down to finally beginning to write the review. She would just write nonstop in her first draft. Even if it was bad she would just keep writing so that she had plenty to work with later. Her first draft would be excessively long and seem messy and boring.
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In the line, “I know some very great writers, writers you love who write beautifully and have made a great deal of money, and not one of them sits down routinely feeling wildly enthusiastic and confident,” Anne is explaining how she knows writers who are successful in the field in order to validate that what she is going to say about writing is true even for professional writers. Another instance ethos is used in this article is in the lines, “I used to write food reviews for California magazine… Even after I 'd been doing this for years, panic would set in.” Telling the audience that she used to write food reviews for the California magazine gives her a status of a published writer which can give her credibility. Also the fact that she had been doing it for many years shows that she has experience in the field of writing and knows the struggles that come with

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