Rhetorical Analysis

Rhetorical Analysis - Means 1 Andrew Means English 1102-03...

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Means 1 Andrew Means English 1102-03 Plattner Rhetoric Analysis in four steps I. Identify the situation Barbara Ehrenreich recalls about how an acquaintance of hers declared their heritage passed down from their ancestors. As they explain their basic background, they tell Ehrenreich what they are about with such enthusiasm and pride. However, when Ehrenreich’s acquaintance directed the question to her, she responded with a simple, “none.” As she responds, many different thoughts run inside her head as she explained how she was never immersed in the cultural traditions that the typical “Jewish” or “Scottish” would endure. Throughout the text, Ehrenreich agonizes over these issues as her true inspiration for writing this piece is released. She spots the uniqueness of herself as someone with no cultural traditions as opposed to people who practice their traditions strictly. II. Identify the Writer’s Purpose Ehrenreich demonstrates how she was experiencing an epiphany on if she should follow the
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