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Piroska Szvoboda Sister Cutler English 150 H Sec 7 9 th February, 2009 Observations of ’The Global Monoculture’ by Maude Barlow The choice of vocabulary used by the writer is sophisticated. This creates a positive ethos towards Barlow, as it shows a well educated personality, which makes people more likely to accept the argument the writer is making. This is because people in our society, today, value higher educational people’s opinions as more valid as people of a less educated class. Showing her capabilities through her vocabulary, the weakness of this article is reflected by the one sided argument. The most effective arguments are the ones that show both sides of an argument. Later a conclusion is drawn in which the speaker tries to convince the listener to act upon or just change their point of view to the speakers point of view.
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Unformatted text preview: In this article, negative imagery is used towards the large companies, to thrive the readers mind against them. Many synonyms of ‘big’ are being used to describe companies. This is significant, because larger things get less sympathy from readers, because they seem to be able to ‘stand for themselves’. Barlow’s use of imagery throughout the article -although it is imagery of war- creates a novel like atmosphere which enlightens the article as it does not only inform, but it also includes creativity. Barlow of course did not use these imageries of war just because she wanted her article to be more ‘colorful’, but because of the use of imagery the article is more likely to stick in the reader’s mind which makes it more likely for the reader to act against the problem addressed....
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