Tannen uses imagery in her description of examples, she talks about situations where you would also argue and then this places a mental image in your mind. ““Road rage" shows how dangerous the argument culture---and especially today 's technologically enhanced aggression ----can be” (Tannen 406). Tannen backs up these examples with evidence that was found by experts, Tannen was also a well- known linguistics professor. Elizabeth Loftus and Deborah Lipstadt both contributed to Tannen’s article which makes it more credible and understandable. “This accounts, in part, for the bizarre phenomenon of Holocausts denial.
It is towards satisfying this gumption that most of our actions are steered. Humankind needs to stop trying to acquire knowledge to be able to function; they need to coming up with temporary answers through the use of common sense and intuition. As Bertrand Russell said, “All human knowledge is uncertain, inexact and partial.” People cannot rely on common sense, the mind cannot organize anything. Common sense and beliefs are but just mere memories of past experiences. We rely on memory to acquaint us with the continuance and exert of this succession of perceptions.
Ms. Tannen has brought to the forefront of our minds the condition that our society is in, and is challenging us to change. Dr. Tannen initially appears to do an excellent job of establishing her credibility through stories. She used examples from public arenas, such as the Holocaust debaters she refers to in The Argument Culture (Tannen, 1998), as well as her interview with National Public Radio (NPR, 1998). ... ... middle of paper ... ...tems from. Author Erastus Wiman once said, “Nothing is ever lost by courtesy.
Mary Shelly also touched on some metaphorical language in her excerpt from her novel "Frankenstein." Although the power of language here is much more subtle there is clearly comparisons being made of what we would usually assume were completely unrelated topics. Shelly does a superb job of delicately interweaving metaphors about the power of human nature and the almost insatiable pursuit of knowledge that really call for the reader's earnest attention to the detail of her writing. In Martin's article we see how she gradually begins to set up her comparison of differing anti-bodies that are present in our bodies to gender, class and race roles present in our society. Martin describes media representations of such things as AIDS awareness and immune system function short films as presenting parts of our body at war with the bacteria and disease that is constantly trying to invade our bodies.
Sally Satel, the author of “Addiction Doesn 't Discriminate”, uses many examples of logistic “cause and effect” statements to further explain her hypothesis on addiction. Her essay reveals some truths, which people have chosen to ignore. Today, in such an advanced society compared to past generations, discrimination has become negative and cruel. Thus people have speeches, which preach, “Everyone is equal”. Satel’s essay and many others have come to show that we must acknowledge specific differences in people to help them.
To reach this goal and attain her purpose, Solnit appeals to both the logical and emotional sides of the audience. Through facts and statistics, she demonstrates that gender inequality is an undeniable truth, and that despite limited coverage of all but the “exceptional crimes” (524), the impact of this inequality has exorbitant ramifications. This information calls upon the readers’ logical sides – giving them facts and numbers that are hard to contest. For the majority of the essay, however, Solnit depends upon appealing to her readers’ emotional sides with the goal of inciting change. The author petitions the audience’s emotional side through her tone and delivery, portraying the gravity of the situation women face.
Domestic violence is an ongoing issue in today’s society, whether it’s physical or psychological. Society is slowly recognizing and coming to terms with the matter by supporting and encouraging victims to speak up and seek help. Advertising campaigns have played an integral part with this ongoing change, which is not only altering society norms, but is also educating the public and generating additional support for those who have fallen victim to abuse. The lack of marketing campaigns and public discussion is clear with regard to domestic violence, which contributes to society ignoring the signs of violence and not being educated in this field. The first sign and signifier of the woman are the cuts on her brow bone and around her mouth, denoting an abuse victim; denotation being the first order of signification, which is the most obvious meaning of the sign (O’Shaughnessy & Stadler, 2012).
The problems in communication are the main barrier towards understanding between the two parties. People are too concerned about themselves and tend to talk about themselves only, without being interested in the problems and lives of the people close to them. Taking into consideration the relationship analysis I have made in the previous paper, where I have identified the strengths and weaknesses of mine, it is now time to consider what should be done in order to improve my weaknesses and fill the gap in the communication with my brother, Calis as well as people around me. For that, I have developed a detailed improvement plan, with the steps to be followed to make me a better interlocutor. I consider myself to be a good listener.
After talking about personal strengths and weaknesses each member then better understood each other. Jordan, Kieante, Madison and I all preferred to do work at the last minute because we work more efficiently. While Tyler, Sarina and Yahaira like to worked early and ahead. As a group we decided to get everything done early. Knowing all the members strengths and weaknesses, they have not changed any of my decisions, but may as we get later in the 5k preparation process.
One of the speeches in which I used this strategy is the informative speech I gave about immigration in the United States. To give that speech it was important to give reliable statistics from well-known sources to captivate the audience attention to the problems the country is facing. The problem I noticed every time one of my speeches was graded is that the problems I had were similar and although I would try to correct them, it was easier to just back to the usual and just lose those points. I wish I would have taken fixing certain aspects of my speech giving abilities and make sure the only mistakes I made where in my argumentation and not on my posture, tone, or accent. Considering that English is my second language, I already knew it would be difficult to prevent my accent from interfering my speech.