A Bed Of Red Flowers Rhetorical Analysis

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Afghan-Canadian Journalist Nelofer Pazira in her book “A Bed of Red Flowers” describes growing up in her country during the Afghan-soviet war. In this excerpt taken from her book, she talks about a vacation she took with her family, and friends early in her childhood, prior to the war. Pazira employs imagery, ethos and pathos to portray a country that was peaceful, beautiful, and free prior to its invasion by the Soviet Union. Pazira uses descriptive words to capture her reader’s imagination right from the beginning, and maintains that throughout the excerpt. She describes Baghlan Mazar-e-Sheriff Highway as a “road of great beauty”. Her most masterful use of imagery comes towards the end of the excerpt, where she talks about mountains of