Rhetorical Analysis of Colin Fletcher's The Man Who Walked through Time

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The story, The Man Who Walked through Time, by Colin Fletcher, is depicting a situation where he takes over the role of a non-existent Indian. Fletcher is trying to experience things the same way the Indian man used to. Fletcher lets the audience see this by using rhetorical devices such as word choice, tone, and descriptive examples. In Fletcher s style of writing he sometimes makes the reader think that he is actually experiences some of the same things that the Indian experienced. Fletcher, at first makes the reader believe that he actually lives in the dwelling. Choosing such sentences as, I climbed back to my pink apartment house, unpacked, and settled in, (Fletcher 81, 2000), this helps the reader to understand that this is no ordinary apartment. By using the word climbed, to describe how he got to his apartment, tell s the reader something. Certain words that Fletcher uses lets the reader know that in most points of his writing he is only assuming. Assumption is another rhetorical concern for the reader. Of the four little rooms, one of the center pair was so small that I fel...

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