An article that uses a lot of rhetorical devices is Shitty First Drafts by Anne Lamott. The speaker of this article is obviously Anne Lamott; the reader gets to understand her more after she shares some personal experiences. Lamott wants people to know that their first drafts are supposed to be shitty. This article is meant for college students who just finished their first draft and is looking for improvement. The purpose of this whole article is to inform you that your first draft is supposed to be horrible because no one can just pull an amazing paper from no where, not even the people who write for a living. The whole subject is telling you that your first drafts are going to be bad, so make sure to write multiple drafts before you …show more content…
“Occasionally they might write pieces without a clear audience in mind and send these pieces into the world hoping that they will find or create their own audience” (Schmidt and Kopple). In Shitty First Drafts, Lamott makes it very clear of who she is, what their message is, who the message is meant for, and for what situation you’re supposed to read this message. Lamott made it clear to the readers of who she is to make the readers understand more of what they are reading. Without use of rhetoric, this article would not make any sense. Lamott makes the article crystal clear for which this writing is meant for so there is no confusion, which is usually the difference between horrible and great writings. Lamott in this article makes it very clear of who she is. She labels her name on the top as well as putting in some of her own personal experiences. For example, when she says, “ For me and most of the other writers I know, writing is not rapturous. In fact, the only way that I can get anything written at all is to write really, really shitty first drafts” (Lamott). This experience she shares with the reader makes them feel like they are more connected with the speaker. If the reader feels like they are more alike with the speaker with similar experiences they are more likely to listen to what they have to say. They feel like they can trust the writer more and therefore there is a better …show more content…
“Once people actually write to others, they do things to them, they act on them. Perhaps you have not thought of your own writing as doing something, as acting on readers” (Schmidt and Kopple). She states another time when she says, “I know some very great writers, writers you love who write beautifully and have made a great deal of money, not one them sits down routinely feeling widely enthusiastic and confident. Not one of them writes elegant first drafts” (Lamott). This is yet another example of Lamott going back to the subject that first drafts are supposed to be bad. There is one example of bad rhetoric and it is when she says, “Not one of them writes elegant drafts. All right, one of them does, but we do not like her very much. We do not think that she has a rich inner life or that God likes her or can even stand her.” At first she says that everyone writes bad first drafts and then she brings up how one person doesn’t need to, she went against what she just said and that might cause confusion for the reader. Lamott would tell this purpose to this audience because she wants them to improve in their writing. Anne Lamott wants to achieve the success of helping everyone excel in his or her writing. She wants to inform writers that all first drafts should be bad. She does not want them to feel down on themselves, and to continue writing. This purpose is important because this
I chose this word because the tone of the first chapter seems rather dark. We hear stories of the hopes with which the Puritans arrived in the new world; however, these hopes quickly turned dark because the Purtains found that the first buildings they needed to create were a prison, which alludes to the sins they committed; and a cemetery, which contradicts the new life they hoped to create for themselves.
Authors have many strategies when it comes to winning over their readers and on some occasions may even target their opponents, to make them look bad, in an attempt to make themselves look better. In the articles by Steve Greenberg and Michael Weinreb we will look at the way authors constrict articles to get readers to side with opinion by appealing to a person through logos, pathos, ethos, and the use of rhetorical devices. Greenberg use of a logical fallacy, using a rhetorical device against his friend, and his own use of rhetorical devices in order to convince reader through by ethos of how awful his friend and cardinal fans are, while Weinreb focuses on logos, a logical fallacy, and rhetorical devices to strengthen
Thinking back to the mind set I held when writing the paper, it is hard to recreate the idea and emotions I was feeling. Though a rhetorical analysis is the closest thing that I can do to recreate the writing conditions I was under those couple of years ago. The idea of rhetoric has changed since the first day of this class, I feel that it can truly help the idea that my writing, no matter when it
By reading, Anne Lamott’s essay, her writing process is interesting, in my opinion. She explains that her writing isn’t always flawless but rather shitty in the beginning. Anne writes one “shitty” draft and after that she analyzes her draft. By doing this she takes out words or finds a new beginning on the second page or as she says finding something great on the last sentence on page six. I think the process Anne takes is important to her because she not only can say anything in her shitty draft but the freedom she has. She doesn’t have to worry about anyone read that draft expect her.
Rhetorical strategies help to foreshadow plot events that occur later on throughout stories and cause readers to see past what is occurring and get an image of what will happen. In the scene where Guy Montag meets Clarisse McClellan for the first time, there is an abundance of personification and symbolism that appears as a resource for the reader to foreshadow forthcoming events. Some important events that the rhetorical strategies foreshadow is Clarisse’s death and the adventure Guy Montag goes on to discover what true happiness is. Rhetorical strategies, such as symbolism and personification, assist in the foretelling of vital pieces in Fahrenheit 451.
Both of the articles “Dancing with Professors” by Patricia Limerick and “Shitty First Drafts” by Anne Lamott resolve the issues faced by college students when writing papers. The first article, “Dancing with Professors,” explains why college professors expect more elaborate papers even though they assign dull and un-motivational reading to their students. On the other end of the writing spectrum, “Shitty First Drafts” explains how valuable the first draft is to students, and why students should not feel weary about writing them.
In her article “Shitty First Drafts,” Anne Lamott creates an argument attempting to prove to her readers that every good writer begins with a “shitty” first draft. This is a very bold claim to make about writers, and obviously should have some solid evidence to back it up. However, contrary to what one might think, Lamott has little to no “real” evidence to support her statements. Instead, she uses humor and sarcasm to cover the fact that she has no real support for her views. By doing this, Lamott lacks much of the credibility (usually) needed in a rhetorical argument, and her humorous tone does not suffice for a convincing argument. Even though Lamott incorporates a great deal of sarcasm and absurdity in her work, she lacks the most important
he evaluation of the overall rhetorical effectiveness for intended audience was a failure starting with the ethos of having no much credibility for the author, pathos, no real connection to emotion to aid the doctor, and not being able to see the real problem, and with the lack of logos to explain how to be able to obtain aid and help the student improve. As a result, in the editorial the authors had no success in persuading all the audience. For that reason, college students should be able to see the correct way to write their essay and the effective method for them to pass class with excellent essays.
Authors use rhetorical strategies to express themes in their writing. Different rhetorical strategies help convey different themes with varying degrees of effectiveness. One way to measure the effectiveness is to rhetorical analyze two pieces of writing to each other and see which is best.
The AP Language and Composition course is purely designed to help students excel in their own stories, but more importantly, become more attentive to their surroundings. A conscientious goal, that would properly be attained through the collection of nonfiction paperbacks. Because of the purpose of this course and the current state of today’s children, one must undeniably agree that in selecting the “perfect book”, the overall idea of self-reliance would hold a prominent factor. This curriculum not only focuses on the rhetorical analysis of nonfiction texts, but it attempts to make students distinguish how the world plays with the dialectic of persuasion, also known as the art of rhetoric. In doing so, this course aims at making students aware
Firstly, in Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird she uses several literary tools to craft her writing style and convey important information. Lamott’s tone is very likable and relatable. She allows for room discussion and does not give off an arrogant vibe that many published writers are prone to. She utilizes contemporary, conversational tone throughout her writing. As a result, the readers feel personally engaged, as if she is talking directly to them. Lamott even uses the word...
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.
The impact and effectiveness of using proper rhetoric was a strategy of “good” writing that I was not aware of until my senior year of high school. While taking AP Language and Composition my junior year, my fellow students and I believed that we had survived countless essay workshop activities and writing assignments with emphasis on word choices, grammatical structure, syntax, punctuation and spelling. By the time we had entered AP Literature our senior year, we felt we could achieve success; we already knew how to write in the correct format and structur...