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Unformatted text preview: it was almost funny, then goes on to explain how she failed the second time and began crying, and finally describes how she barely passed the third time. Here, she is also using the rhetorical device of organization. Nichols also uses dialog as a rhetorical device, “ Writing! Yeah Right! How did I manage to fail writing, and by half a point, no less?” (Nichols, 28). This quote helps the reader understand the author’s shock. The significance of this passage is exposed when Nichols declares her loss of love for reading and writing, “After I failed the test the first time, I began to hate writing, and I started to doubt myself,” (Nichols, 28). The intended audience is her fellow classmates and professor. This reading reminds me of al the state exams I had to part take in throughout all my years of schooling. No matter how smart a person is or how much effort they put into those exams, one is always disappointed with the results....
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course WRT 104 taught by Professor Magnuson during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.
- Spring '08