Analysis Of Paul Bogard's Article 'Let There Be Dark'

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In Paul Bogard’s article “Let There Be Dark” , he constructs a convincing argument on why should natural darkness be preserved. He competently builds his powerful argument by his personal narrative, logos, and other rhetorical strategies.

Bogard begins by using his Personal Narrative on Minnesota lake to draw an imaginary scenario about night darkness. For example, he says that “woods so dark that my hands disappeared before my eyes” and “meteors left smoky trails across sugary spreads of stars”. By telling his personal experience about night darkness, readers can imagine and understand the purpose of his passage. This allows the readers to experience his situation and to sense the losing value and beauty of darkness.