Essay 3 - 1 Engaging the Audience through Rhetorical...

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1 Engaging the Audience through Rhetorical Strategies In the essays “The Power of Context” by Malcolm Gladwell and “Do artifacts have politics?” by Langdon Winner, each author uses rhetorical strategies to engage their readers in the arguments of their essays. In this essay I will introduce the readers of Gladwell and Winner’s essays to their arguments and proceed to identify the rhetorical strategies that each author utilizes in their essays. I will discuss how both authors use each rhetorical strategies and how they are applied in their text. The significance of this essay is important because it focuses on the rhetorical strategies each author uses to engage their readers in their projects. Malcolm Gladwell in the essay, “The Power of Context: Bernie Goetz and the Rise and Fall of New York City Crime,” claims that when an environment changes for the worse, the people and surroundings in the environment can be negatively affected in context. Gladwell also portrays the idea that if the environment is unstable and poorly maintained then crime and violence is more likely to occur. Gladwell supports his claim by providing examples and using various rhetorical strategies to grasp the attention of the audience. By using specific rhetorical strategies, Gladwell establishes the main purpose of his essay which is to provide his readers
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course RWS 100 taught by Professor Avner during the Fall '07 term at San Diego State.

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Essay 3 - 1 Engaging the Audience through Rhetorical...

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