Lambert John Aslarona 2nd Period November 6, 2014 Virginia Woolf's Intellectual Call to Arms for Women “How far can she fight for freedom without firearms?” “Virginia Woolf's Intellectual Call for Women” was a narrative essay written by Virginia Woolf during a war between Englishmen and Germans. Woolf wrote this essay to send a message to the people that women should also have the rights to have firearms for the war. Not only to fight with the men, but also to defend themselves from the enemies. Throughout the introduction of her piece, Woolf focuses in building her style on writing the essay. Woolf used many rhetorical strategies to establish an effective essay.
Woolf uses multiple descriptions to paint a picture of the events that she had experienced in her life. The author begins this essay in first-person plural, present tense to make the reader feel more as if they are speaking to the reader. As the author writes as if your speaking to him which helps to appeal to the ethos of a writer. After the author made it clear that they know what they are talking about and that you have background information on the topic itself, Wolff argues for women to fight the war. Figurative language is a tactic that Wolff uses well in order to argue for women to fight the war.
Bias, Rhetorical Devices and Argumentation Victoria Sloan Eng 102 12-22-12 Rebecca Huggins The morality of birth control by Margaret Sanger. * What are some examples of bias, fallacies, and specific rhetorical devices in the speech you selected? -Some examples of being bias from the article would be for example, overpopulation is a menace to the peace of the world. This is a great example because it is showing an opinion and stating something that can be argued. An example of fallacies from the article would be, when or if you take away birth control more women will get pregnant and our world will indeed over populate.
The poet is explaining how the aftermath of bombings can be worse than during them, as you see the destruction and scream in horror. this leaves children in pain, and perhaps makes them bitter about how their homes have been destroyed. The poet also suggests that war breaks hope. The image of her "window spun with stars" represents hopes and dreams. "stars" especially do this as a child will typically wish upon a star to make a dream come true.
Smith uses this repetition for emphasis on most every facet of her argument. In her concluding paragraph Smith says “As an American, I condemn a Republican Fascist just as much as I condemn a Democrat Communist. I condemn a Democrat Fascist just as much as I condemn a Republican Communist. They are equally dangerous to you and me and to our country. As an American, I want to see our nation recapture the strength and unity it once had…” The repetition of the phrase “I condemn…” puts emphasis on the fact that she too is against the ideas of Communism and Fascism, but reminds the audience that she sees a different approach to getting rid of them.
The mission of the NAWSA was to fight for women’s rights and to also gain respect for all women in the United States. Alice Paul along with her friend Lucy Burns began to think of many ideas to help the suffrage movement but the NAWSA thought that their ideas were to extreme and would only cause problems for women in America. So Alice Paul and Lucy Burns started their own organization called the National Women’s Party or NWP. Which held the same concepts that the NAWSA but with a more radical or extreme approach. The NAWSA started criticizing the NWP for their methods and for protesting a president during the war.
In the third and final stanza, the use of violence is shown as “Someone had used a knight/Or something to stab right through” giving the reader as image of death, whilst the addition in the moustache could be seen as an aggressive desexualisation or cancellation of her womanliness. After only a “hand and some blue” being left from the vandalising of the poster, we see that it is replaced by one saying “Fight Cancer” suggesting that this is now something that fits better into society. Similarly in “A Study of Reading Habits” even though primarily not being based on women, Larkin use of language to describe and towards women presents disturbing views for the reader. This is shown when he talks about his brutal sexual fantasies as he “broke them up like meringues” and “clubbed” women with “sex!” Both poems highlight how Larkin sees women as a sex object and shows no intimate relationship with them or deeper feelings that could have been influenced by his own personal experiences. However, Abse in the poem “Two Photographs” talks about the existence of two women in his life; his grandmothers, Annabella and “formidable” Doris.
The idea that her aunt would lock her away in the Red Room, the place where her husband had lain before his death, shows us what kind of fear her aunt wants to invoke in the child. She believes that were she to put her in the cold chamber, her dead husbands haunting presence will be felt by Jane and perhaps make her more compliant to her whims and demands instead of being a outspoken and intelligent child that Jane shows the potential to be. Through her first illusions in the red room, Jane shows her first symptoms of hysteria, the closed spaces, the extravagant furnishings, the pale moonlight are all symbols of male domination.
Why I Don’t Want a Baby Impromptu Throughout Polly Vernon’s article, “Why I Don’t Want a Baby”, she argues to prove people can live happy lives without a baby by appealing to pathos. In this article pathos connects with the readers through emotions. The two most prominent were anger and annoyance. In Polly Vernon’s case emotion was everything. Anger was a magnified topic when she discusses the decision with people of different reasoning and annoyance from being discriminated against every time just because of her choice.
Sunny Liu English 101 Mary Fox November 28, 2012 Women can join the army as men Today, in any truly enlightened countries, women play essential roles in political, economic and cultural arenas. It is a strongly held belief that kitchen and laundry are for women and wars are for men. Even though women are allowed to join the army in some countries, most of them are far away from the frontier. Actually, whether ladies should be entitled to serve in the military has sparked spirited debate all over the world. At present, some people assert that women should be allowed to join the armed force because the application of high technology makes women’s participation in the army become usual.