John M Barry Rhetorical Strategies

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Writing about the 1918, flu epidemic, the author John M. Barry uses a variety of rhetorical strategies to illustrate the uncertainness’ and risk that scientists must accept when doing a scientific research. When speaking of scientific research Barry states, “Not all scientific investigators can deal comfortably with uncertainty, and those who can may not be creative enough to understand and design the experiments that will illuminate a subject to know both where and how to look” (line 55-60).The use of a infinitive phrase in the statement serves to the readers to better acknowledge the situation. It contributes to the readers’ understanding of not all scientific investigators can deal with, uncertainty of their experiments. When thinking if
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