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Getz 1 Jacob Getz Professor Smith Expository Writing 102.15 October 27, 2011 “A Grievous Wrong” In the article “A Grievous Wrong”, written in the September 20, 2011 issue of The New York Times, the author writes about the convicted felon Troy Davis and his life leading up to his final days. The author also takes time to shed light on other cases in the past that were lacking substantial evidence much like the Troy Davis case, ultimately leading to the harsh enforcement of the death penalty. Throughout the entire article the author writes very passionately about his or her thoughts on the death penalty and the ultimate verdict should have been. Although there is no author name for this particular article, and points usually stated without any reinforcements portray a weakness, the article itself has credibility because it is from ‘The New York Times’, a well-respected newspaper; therefore, the argument is in fact a very convincing one with minor flaws. The author uses loaded language throughout the article that shows how passionate he or she is by allowing the reader to see exactly what side the author chose for this particular subject. For example, taken from the article, ‘A Grievous Wrong’, “The Georgia pardon and parole board’s refusal to grant him clemency is appalling in light of developments after his conviction…” (New York Times).
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Getz 2 The author also uses his or her own opinion when proving a point. The author states, “Case after case adds to the many reasons why the death penalty must be abolished” (New York Times). This is a clear example of how the author is trying to
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