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1 Question 1 Topic: Clotheslines Purpose: Is to inform and persuade. Main idea: Everyone in the Canadian society should be fully aware of clotheslines, and be encouraged to use it because of its benefits. c) I consider compare\contrast to be the dominant rhetorical mode. In the essay, the writer compares altitudes towards clothesline in several different Canadian cities. Through this, the writer expresses his own opinion about clotheslines and talks about its benefits to the Canadians. Chart Calgary St John’s Montreal With regards to Calgary St John’s Montreal Attitude It is dormant, no positive feeling about clothesline. Have a positive feeling about clothesline. A very positive attitude, clotheslines quite present. Popularity No body hangs their cloths outside e.g. in paragraph 1. Very popular, everyone had clotheslines. It is described how clothes hang in alley ways & backyards. Very popular, in just about every neighbourhood. Knowledge Do not seem to have much knowledge about clotheslines. People here are very knowledgeable about clothesline. Very knowledgeable about it, have Flickr groups dedicated to clothesline. This encourages the inhabitants more to enjoy the tradition of it. How They are Alike They are all cities in Canada. They all talk about attitude towards clotheslines. They all talk about clothes.
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2 The organization of the essay is simple and straight forward. It is appropriate for the subject discussed which is clothesline, and its audience. The author successfully plans the organization of his essay in a way that impacts his purpose. The topic of discussion in the essay is clothesline, and the writer organizes his facts by comparing the altitudes towards clotheslines in different Canadian cities. His topic sentence for each paragraph, is directly related to his main argument. He uses transitional words to connect each paragraph to the one before it. I think the approach of comparing the altitude of clothesline in Calgary, St John, and Montreal, is to inform his audience on how different cities look at things differently. In addition, he is also informing readers of his essay about the benefits of clothesline. He uses his own personal opinion and experience with clothesline, (paragraph 5) to make his essay more realistic. He concludes his essay in a very remarkable way. He does not only end by expressing how much he loves and enjoys clothesline, but he also talks about both the announcement of the Ontario environmental minister to over-ride the ban on clothesline, and mentions other groups that are dedicated to clothesline such as La Presse, and Les cordes linge de Montreal. I think by organizing his essay in this manner, he takes it from specific to the general.
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3 The author’s content and approach is guided by his purpose which in this case is to inform and persuade. He uses comparison\contrast as his dominant rhetorical mode to achieve this purpose. The impact of this is created in the way he compares the altitude of clothesline in Calgary, St John, and Montreal. Through this approach, he expresses his own personal
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