Lopez Luisa Lopez Rhetoric and Composition 1302 Professor Cross February 3, 2016 Father and Daughter Rhetoric, by definition, is the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques. There are many different techniques that compose rhetoric; for example, logos, pathos, and ethos are rhetorical devices that help the author get his or her point across. Genre, purpose, and audience are strong literary devices that add to the effect and understanding of the writing. In the reading Patching Holes by Andi Long from the textbook Real Questions by Kathryn Evan, Andi Long uses these rhetorical devices to emphasize the relationship between her and her father. Throughout the story, Andi Long appeals to her audience through a strong use of pathos, evocative diction, narrative, and powerful imagery to properly state that she does not resent her father. Although her actions may speak otherwise, she is conflicted, and longs for her father’s attention. According to Long, there is something between fathers and daughters, a special relationship that is pure and unconditional. In order to prove that point she firmly states, “I’ve heard a lot of girls’ stories about their fathers. And there’s something there between dad’s and daughters. Something that’s just not there with mothers” (131). As the audience, here is how I relate: My father and I have a genuine relationship; I’ve always been his little girl. As a child, I viewed my father as my greatest hero, a hero that was going to save me from any frightening monster coming my way. Beyond his jealousy and beyond his bad temper; our friendship was 1
Lopez like no other. In effect, Long helped me understand her message because she touched on a subject that is relatable to my life. We share a common interest; we both have a profound love
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 6 pages?
- Fall '17
- Amy Adams