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Kaitlyn StallbaumerEnglish 122Professor BennettFeb 5, 2021Critical Thinking Work Sheet on each Text and texts combined (45 points total)With each text you read in the RW theme chapter, please complete one of these forms being asdetailed as you can. Copy and paste this again and again to create ONE word.doc and put it inthe drobox.Part I:To begin, we’ll start with the Elements of Rhetoric in GW pp. 11-12Title and Author of Text:1.Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful2.William Blake: The Tyger3.Gertrude Stein: What are Master-pieces and Why are there so Few of Them4.Chinua Achebe: African Literature as Restoration of Celebration1. Whatis the Purpose of this text:What needs to be said?What doesn’t need to be said? Whatis the writing trying to do? What does the title suggest about the message? What is the ThesisStatement (found usually in the first paragraph’s last sentence, but not always?a.The purpose of From Sublime and Beautiful: TheBeautiful is that which is well-formed andaesthetically pleasing, whereas the Sublime is that which has thepowerto compel anddestroy us.Animportantaspect of thesublimeis the work of one's imagination tocomprehend something so great that it seems inconceivable; thus, onemajoraspect ofthesublimeis the power of mankind's mind to recognize it.Trying to show emotion and thenature and art.Shows Grandeur of thought, capacity for strong emotion, appropriate use ofFigures, Nobility of Diction, and dignity of composition or a happy synthesis of all.“productive of the strongest emotion which the mind is capable of feeling” whereasbeauty is when we gain a sense of joy from “beholding.”b. The purpose of “The Tyger”:The Tyger” was written to express Blake's view on human'snatural ferocity through comparison with a tiger in the jungle, an opposite depiction of theinnocence found in “the Lamb”.It would be a mistake to say thatBlake'spurposeinwriting"TheTyger" was to show that God is the source of pain and violence in the world,just as it would be a mistake to assume thatBlake'spurpose inwriting"The Lamb" was toconvert people to a belief in Jesus Christ.the idea at work behind Blake's "innocenceand experience" dichotomy has to do with the nature of good and evil, and God'srelationship to man.c. The purpose of What are Master- pieces and Why are there so Few of Them:Steinassertsthat identity and creativity cannot coexist, indeed that identity precludes or occludes creativity.Thereareso few of thembecause mostly people live in identity and memory that is when theythink. They know they are they becausetheirlittle dog knowsthem, andsothey are not anentity but an identity. And beingsomemory is necessary to makethemexist andsotheycannot createmaster-pieces.

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