In non technical language she wrote how Lovejoy despite all the opposition and

In non technical language she wrote how lovejoy

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In non-technical language, she wrote how Lovejoy, despite all the opposition and violence he faced, still stood strong in his beliefs, despite the dangers to him and his family. She uses his final speech and letters before his death as a
Sundquist 3credible source [Ste16]. After Steingraber tells the tale of Elijah Lovejoy, she transitions to problems in today’s world, telling how people should stand up and speak out as Lovejoy did in his day.At the start of the section titled “Two Crises, One Cause,” Steingraber talks about an environmental crisis, which appears as, “…two crises, although they share a common cause”[Ste16]. As logos, she makes logical statements and connections between the environment and children’s health. For instance, “Follow the first [crisis] and you find droughts, floods, [etc.]… Follow the second [crisis] and you find pesticides in children’s urine, lungs stunted by air pollutants, [etc.]…” [Ste16]. She quickly transitions this to an anecdote, saying how children of the future will not want to learn of extinct species or dress as animals long since gone for Halloween.After transitioning to problems children might face, Steingraber continues to write about several complications they do face today, such as, “One in eight U.S. children is born prematurely… One in eleven U.S. children has asthma… One in ten children has a learning disability… [etc.]” [Ste16]. Not only does she list the problems children face today, but Steingraber also writes of the root cause of the problems, which tie back to environmental issues.She pulls you in by writing about children, which would appeal to anyone’s emotions, then she goes on to show the logic and reason behind the complications, calling the readers to action in a way.

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