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Rhetorical Analysis

  • Submitted by: JonathanHerbert1
  • on November 18, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,669 words

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In her book, titled, Growing Up Empty, award winning public service journalist, speaker and author of eight books—Loretta Shwartz-Nobel brilliantly employs all four of the rhetorical appeals: ethos, logos, kiaros, and pathos. In her book, Schwartz-Noble takes her reader on a behind the scenes look at an impoverish America. Her book chronicles true life stories of some of these poverty stricken individuals living among us. It portrays some of the events that led up to forcing one in ten families to depend on food banks and soup kitchens as their only means of feeding their children (15). It exposes the “men who knew about hunger but lied” and those who “learned about hunger but voted for fiscal economy at the expense of the hungry poor” (21). This book was written, according to the author, “for all the hungry children she met on her journey and all those she never met (Schwartz-Nobel). Within this text lies several rhetorical appeals, and it is extremely effective at accurately representing all four rhetorical approaches and also captures the reader’s attention, interest, and emotions.
In Growing Up Empty, Schwartz-Nobel effectively uses pathos, ethos, kiaros, and logos to convey the message of hunger and also to compel her audience to react to this huge hunger epidemic in America. She manages to successfully prove the message by uniquely using all four rhetorical appeals.
Pathos is undoubtedly her most effective appeal. This is made clear from the first page of Growing Up Empty. Here, she starts to tell her story of when she traveled to the neighborhood that she used to call home. She soon learns that it was “an obviously poorer one” than what it was in her childhood (1). To recreate the image for her readers, she presents them with a picture of what she compares to be likened to “a third-world country” She explains “some of the stores had “rusted iron bars across their windows” while other businesses had been closed down and nailed up. She tells of several...

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