Rhetorical Analysis1 - Chang 1 Se Woong Chang Professor Banville English 1101 16 May 2007 Inside the Writing of Coover"The End of Books Robert

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Chang 1 Se Woong Chang Professor Banville English 1101 16 May 2007 Inside the Writing of Coover: “The End of Books” Robert Coover’s feeling towards new technology, more specifically the “hypertext”, is felt throughout the world today. We live in a world where new technology is nothing really new. If someone created a time machine tomorrow, it would not be of a great of a shock as if it would have been 50 years ago. However, being bombarded with new technology and having to adjust to changes by technological advances was a very new thing for people in Coover’s time. Coover is able to use a variety of methods to reach the audience to convey his views such as using different diction choices that touch different emotions of the audience or by using different types of appeals. Coover also tries to be objective by playing the “believing game” and the “doubting game”. (Lunsford 147) In the opening of the article, Coover uses phrases such as “the print medium is a doomed and outdated technology, a mere curiosity of bygone days destined soon to be consigned forever to those dusty unattended museums we now call libraries.” (Coover 1)
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Chang 2 Coover is trying to build your emotions against technology by making what we know and have seen [forest-harvesting, paper-wasting age and God] into something dead and old by using words such as “outdated technology” and “dusty unattended technology.” The first couple of paragraphs, Coover lays down a base for what is basically happening in the world today; books are being outdated by hypertext. Coover lays down a base so the audience can get a feel for the tone of the article. Coover then goes on explaining what hypertexts, he explains what hypertexts are so the reader is able to grasp why and how books are starting to be outdated by hypertext. After explaining what a hypertext is, he goes into detail of whom and where hypertext is being used, he specifically names Brown University and how he taught couple of classes on hypertext there. Coover is trying to use logical appeals by using the name of a
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL 1101 taught by Professor Banville during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Rhetorical Analysis1 - Chang 1 Se Woong Chang Professor Banville English 1101 16 May 2007 Inside the Writing of Coover"The End of Books Robert

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