Student Name XXXXX, Instructor Class Date An Analysis of “Grammarians Ain’t Worth Nuthin’ Noway” “Grammaries Ain’t Worth Nuthin’ Noway” by John Kelso is a persuasive evaluation of the importance of grammar. Kelso, who is a columnist for a newspaper, occasionally makes grammatical errors to which his readers respond unkindly. His opinion on grammar is “somewhere in between,” and believes good or bad grammar is irrelevant. He challenges the opinion of his readers and the fact that they are so critical of his grammar. He uses the persuasive aim and comparative mode to suggest grammar is not as important as some people believe it to be and shows the different opinions of others along with challenging the fact that his works should not be held to a standard such as other great works of literature like “Dante’s Inferno.” The persuasive aim is used by Kelso to suggest that grammar is not as important as some people think it is by stating, “I am of the opinion that good grammar is at least the equal of bad grammar, in that both are irrelevant” He is persuading us to believe that good and bad cancel each other out and it is better to just be in the middle where it is irrelevant.
Spelling checkers cannot identify spelling errors that result in another legitimate word (e.g., “form” typed for “from”) and are hard to use on documents that contain numerous words (e.g., foreign terms) not entered in the incorporated dictionary. Grammar checkers—which also generally check punctuation, sentence length, and other aspects of style—have been criticized for their reliance on oversimplified
In this passage George Orwell makes the assertion that amongst the confusion of long literary or political critiques, the writing often becomes meaningless as a result of improper language and jargon. The use of such “meaningless” words allows them to be openly interpreted and often abused in political writing. What one might regard as Democracy, another would describe as Fascism, but neither carries a definition in this instance, but merely a positive or negative connotation. Consequently, these meaningless words often allow the reader to be deceived by the author. Orwell’s Six Rules 1) Do not use metaphors that you are use to reading in other texts.
Brenda Chow breaks the first rule by using many worn out metaphors and similes; Brenda Chow neglects to follow Orwell’s second rule with very poor word choice and delivery; She violates the third rule by being very wordy in her essay, leading to a more confusing and deceptive essay. It’s important for us to recognize the misuse of language so that we do not walk the same path. The best thing Brenda can do to help improve her writing and use of language would be to simplify and be more specific with her diction. Brenda Chow is guilty of using many flat and overused metaphors and similes that have almost lost all of their original meaning. For example Brenda Chow writes “The radio plays old Springsteen, and suddenly there is a lightning flash, a sudden “eureka!”, and the light bulb pulsates urgently over my head; a phrase pops into my mind” (Chow 1) or “It is a diamond in the rough”(Chow 1).
Nonetheless, both articles are idealistic. In another phrase, they are morally wrong. To get a true understanding of what an essay is saying we must concern ourselves with is what the author is truly trying to convey. There are often hidden messages in writing that inexperienced readers often look over and take for granted. This is the issue that is at stake with both readings of “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift and Garret Hardin’s “Lifeboat Ethics.” Hardin’s essay that is serious in tone, while Swift’s offers similar views appears to be poking fun by starting at in a serious tone at first glance but in reality is far from it.
I tend to struggle with analyzing drama because many of the supporting elemental details are not present. The use of spoken word to describe what is going on around the characters makes it difficult for me to paint a picture in my head. I felt that the dynamic between Louis Armstrong and Dwight D. Eisenhower is so different and important that I was able to place myself in both man’s shoes and really understand how these men have to overcome so much. I would appreciate any suggestions you may have on how to better my anylzation of drama. I hope you enjoy the following essay.
One Voice Susan G. Madera Susan G. Madera essay central idea is that the way we speak does not exemplify who we are. Sometimes people judge you and your mentality just because you have different ascent. Being bilingual was not a blessing; it was a curse for her. She had difficulties speaking English properly. It was hard to change the way she spoke, especially because she was raised speaking different language.
The paper demonstrates throughout an inability to communicate effectively using the written word in English. | Clumsy prose with frequent errors in grammar and mechanics that interfere considerably with the reading experience. Sentence construction is consistently unwieldy. Word choice and tone may be consistently inappropriate.8 | Mostly clear prose with occasional errors in grammar and mechanics that may interfere with the reading experience. Sentence construction is serviceable but frequently lacks concision, precision, or variety.
Here he uses himself as an example to explain difficulties on communication, Malcolm X says that “I not only wasn’t articulate, I wasn’t even functional” (Chaffee, 2012 p. 18) it was not about inability to speak, but he was not coherent enough to be understood or to achieve what he wanted. To explain the differences between oral and written expression professionally, I could say that written communication is one of the two main types of communication, along with oral/spoken communication. In one hand, I believe that written communication is formal and courteous and according to Reference for Business site (2011) … One advantage is that written messages do not have to be delivered on the spur of the moment; instead, they can be edited and revised several times before they are sent so that the content can be shaped to maximum effect. Another advantage is that written communication provides a permanent record of the messages that have been sent and can be saved… For these reasons, written forms of communication are often considered more appropriate… (5th paragraph) with this I can support that it provide common benefits for sender and receiver in the communication process, to “improve efficiency” by avoiding interference or misunderstands. But it can also be impersonal, where people may not always read them and there is no immediate feedback.
This leaves them unable to detect their own bias, and unable to be objective. In “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X and “Idiot Nation” by Michael Moore, the authors’ writings demonstrate that they are indeed knowledgeable, but are also subjective on the topics that they discuss. When reading the essays of Malcolm X and Michael Moore, a perceptive reader can easily identify their biases which are illustrated throughout their work in the forms of inflammatory remarks, contradictory statements, and or, one-sided evidence. Inflammatory remarks are inimical and signal an author’s bias. By utilizing demeaning language, such as racial epithets, in an effort to draw support and substantiate beliefs, a writer alienates his audience and draws attention to whom or what his biases are against.