Rhetorical Analysis

Rhetorical Analysis - On Dumpster Diving A Rhetorical...

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On Dumpster Diving A Rhetorical Analysis In the essay “On Dumpster Diving” by Lars Eighner, Eighner is trying to show the consumerist America how wasteful they are. Eighner did this by walking us through his views on ‘dumpster diving.’ This essay is partially informative but mostly persuasive. Eighner mostly uses a chronological as the structure of his essay, speaking about specific instances when he would dive. Eighner uses all three rhetorical appeals very well in his article, focusing subconsciously on the Pathos appeal. Lars Eighner is native born Texan who started to dumpster dive about a year before he because homeless. When he lost his job working at a hospital he put his savings into rent and finds mostly everything else from dumpsters. He lives off of them for three years, two of them without a roof over his head. He explains how he went about doing this, and being able to tell what food is safe to eat and items that can be used or sold. The audience for this essay could be one of two groups of people, the first being of course the wasteful people who live today. The second is actual dumpster divers. Although they may not be able to get a hold of the book that this essay appears in, Eighner keeps them in mind while writing this essay because he is
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course ENG 105 taught by Professor Strain during the Spring '08 term at N. Arizona.

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