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Literary Assessment 466477 If us humans cared about the more important things in life, everyone would be more content and appreciate life more. The human species focuses on the little materialistic things in life – we care about the newest car model and the latest iPhone. We like to brag about what we have and always be the best. However, how often does someone speak about how they stopped to look at the waves or even smell the trees. In the article “Cure Yourself of Tree Blindness,” author Gabriel Popkin argues that it is important that us humans stop to look at the trees for many reasons. Popkin makes his argument through the use of both logos and pathos, as well as other rhetorical devices. Throughout the article, logos is used in order to persuade the audience that learning about trees is beneficial for many reasons. Popkin begins by discussing that tree death reveals “deeper truths.” Besides the ecological loss the tree causes, losing a tree also means losing a lot of money as they either have to be cut down or tree ash has to be removed. Popkin also makes a
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