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Michael Trajkoski 1st HourMrs. Roberts10/16/18 “Why Literature Matters”To build a strong piece of writing, writers must conduct different features that outline a strong argument. In the article “Why Literature Matters” published by a New York Times writer, Dana Gioia builds an argument to persuade his audience that the decline of reading in America will have a negative effect on society. The writer uses evidence from facts or examples, reasonable ideas to make connections to the audience, and stylistic or persuasive elements, such as a strong word choice and an appeal to emotion, ethics, or logic. After Gioia states his claim, he uses a credible source to build his argument. Also known as an appeal to ethics, it helps give the reader worthy information from the writer to persuade thereader. The piece includes, “According to the 2002 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, a population study designed and commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts (and

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