Dreams Fallen Short Jonathan Vaughters, an ex-professional cyclist narrates a story of how he, as a young and foolish athlete, took the sinful path to dope in sports rather than just working harder. Vaughters purpose is to allude to athletes that they can achieve all their dreams by working hard and being persistent, leaving no need for illegal drugs. He develops a sentimental tone to break through to athletes that doping is wrong while using a narrative arrangement, ethos, and pathos. Jonathan Vaughters narrates a vivid and clear story about his life and how he came to doping. He says, “Into the dark, freezing Colorado morning I rode. For the next 30 miles” (par. 1). He connects and relates to any aspiring athlete that would do anything to train and work to achieve their dreams by telling a true story about his own life.. Then he continues on how he “sped through the neighborhoods of suburban Denver, my mind was anywhere but” (par. 3), once again he connects directly to any athletes that dream about making it in their sport how they would do anything. Vaughters then again creates connections to get close with the reader so they have a common ground by saying “while most my friends were at prom, I was in bed early for a race the next day” (par. 4). Vaughters explains the sickening lies and secrets he had to keep from his family and friends because the choice of doping. He wants to bring out the worst of doping and tell how it made him feel sick and how he hated it so athletes will never try to achieve dreams through them. Narrative arrangement causes readers to be attentive and listen because it’s a real life story, told directly from the source. Jonathan Vaughters appeals to athletes through pathos, to make them never want to dope to get a head of the competition. He tells how erased from his mind were “the bullies at school, the money troubles at home and the sad fact no one wanted to go to homecoming with [him]” (par. 3). Vaughters includes this to make the readers have sympathy to him, to feel how hard his life was, and to see how cycling made him feel like huge burdens were lifted off his shoulders. Then in the following paragraphs, he comments how doping “would keep your dream alive” (par. 6), and the hardest part was to lie, “Lie to your mother, your friends, your fans. Lie to the world” (par. 6). Lastly he says “perhaps I could have lived my dreams without killing my soul. Without cheating.” (par. 12). Vaughters makes people feel bad that he used such a corruptive drug to achieve greatness. This statement creates a fear of trying drugs because afterwards it makes the reader feel like they have killed their own soul. Vaughters uses pathos to awe struck the readers, and creates them to never use harmful drugs in any circumstances. The last device Vaughters
Paper #1: Rhetorical Analysis
Due: 11:59pm on Thursday, 9/19 (Essay 1) and Thursday, 10/17 (Essay 2) through Turnitin.
Length and Format: The paper should be at least 900 words and should not exceed 1,200 words. (One double-spaced page of 12-point Times New Roman font is about 300 words.) It should be formatted according to MLA guidelines.
Assignment Overview: Choose one article from those listed below and write a paper that evaluates its persuasiveness by analyzing various elements…
Whenever injustice exists in society, it becomes the responsibility of others to step forward in defense of the oppressed. If this action does not occur, then the injustice will remain and innocent people will suffer. In order to preserve equality, sometimes people must take a risk in order to reveal the truth and uphold justice. Individuals throughout history, such as the founding fathers, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr., have faced this peril in the pursuit of freedom. In 1845, Frederick Douglass…
Weekly Blog 6
Chapter six of Rhetorical Theory examines rhetoric as it relates to dramatism. The chapter opens by providing a real world example of a dramatistic theory, followed by some of the beliefs by theorist Kenneth Burke. According to Burke, “Dramatiscm is a method of analysis and a corresponding critique of terminology designed to show that the most direct route to the study of human relations and human motives is via a methodical inquiry into cycles or clusters of terms and…
Discourse analysis helps to understand language and social meanings in a meaningful way. It helps to understand the way in which discourse constructs the legitimacy and meaning of social and political developments. Discourse includes corpus of concepts, ideas and all possible sets of social interactions through which meanings take birth in societal interaction and help make sense of any given phenomenon (Halperin and Heath…
27 January 2015
ICA: Covino/ Jolliffe
Rhetoric, is difficult. Defining rhetoric is difficult, discussing rhetoric is difficult; even within the first page of the reading, Covino and Jolliffe state that they “Try to build a big picture of what rhetoric is (and what it’s about) as a way of trying to give the most complete picture” (Covino and Jolliffe 325) I chose to take this quote from the early portion of the reading because two times they use the word try/…
A Rhetorical Analysis of Advertisements in Magazines
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
ENGLISH 101: LC 006
Professor C. McKenzie
Due Date: October 2, 2013
Word Count: 1477
A paradigm is a set of beliefs or assumptions that set the reality of a group. These values are socially constructed. Social Construction is the way each individual grows up and views things; made by humans for humans. These socially constructed values need a language system in order…
11 June 2015
Rhetorical Analysis: A Modest Proposal
In the seventeenth century, people made habit of distributing political pamphlets in Ireland to promote intellectual ideas. Many people threw these pamphlets away and did not pay attention to them. In 1729 Jonathan Swift, author of “A Modest Proposal,” devises this proposal to show how bad and backwards the social class and general state Ireland was in. His proposal was that the infants of the desolate and…
salvation and damnation, including the community of Hester Prynne. Her sin deeply rocked the foundations of life, and forced her to endure punishment, and torment, and ridicule. Through careful analysis, an overarching theme is exposed in this paragraph. This paragraph reveals through its diction, syntax, and rhetoric the overarching theme that sin ruins all aspects of a person’s life.
Now, one may wonder how syntax or specific diction can expose a theme, however, the specific way an author chooses…
ASSIGNMENT PART TWO
Introduce issue/area of study -
This study will analyse The Sun newspapers coverage of the Boston Bombings; focusing strongly on the rhetoric of an articles published in relation to the widow one of the suspected perpetrators of the Bombing and the representation of Islam, the religion of the two suspects. The object of this study is to discover whether the article published by the second most is widely read Newspaper in the UK, contains any evidence of…
* What are ways in which we talk about persuasion and how do these ways enable and disable how we talk about ourselves?
* Persuasion as Manipulative They are the manipulator, and you are the victim (viewed as weak, naïve, helpless, etc)
* Persuasion as Reasoning
* Communication is multifunctional but persuasion only has one function.
* Comfort, expression can be seen as persuasion but it has a different intention
* Coercion and bribery- negative intentions…