Authors craft their writings to appeal to certain audiences in order to bring about certain outcomes. This is especially true in texts written to promote one side of a debate. Authors use devices known as rhetorical techniques to try to sway audiences or evoke certain responses. In order to evaluate a text it is important to understand the audience and purpose of the text, which then allows us to determine whether the rhetorical techniques were likely to have been successful or not.
Examine the arguments, tone, writing style, and other forms of rhetoric of the writings of John Dalton and Frances Cobbe and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of their works in relation to their purposes and audiences.
Cobbe, Frances Power, and Benjamin Bryan. Vivisection in America: How it is taught; how it is practised. London: Swan, Sonnenschein and Co. 1890
Dalton, John. C. Vivisection; what it is, and what it has accomplished. 1866. Republished by Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan Library. 2005.
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Compare And Contrast
Length: 6 pages (1650 Words)
The crafting of writings by authors is usually intended to appeal specific audiences and bring about certain outcomes. The truth of this assertion is highly held in texts that are written for the purpose of promoting one side of a debate. Authors usually use rhetorical techniques so as to sway audiences or even evoke specific responses. Therefore, when evaluating a text, it is necessary to have an understanding of the audience as well as the purpose of the text. This allows us to make a determination of whether the rhetorical methods were successful or not. This essay aims at examining the arguments, tone, writing style as well as other types of rhetoric of the writings of John Dalton and Frances Cobbe. The essay will also analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the works of these authors in relation to their purposes as well as audiences.
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