Rhetorical Question essays

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Good news and bad news for the women of Australia, written by Ittima Cherastidtham, and published by The Sydney Morning Herald on the 16th of September 2018, discusses the prevalent issue of gender inequality in the workplace in Australia. Some of the language techniques utilized by the writer to explain his stands on the gender gap issue are rhetorical questions, statistics, and repetition. This text analyses the positive change over the years on the problem. She elaborates more on the...
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The Letter from Birmingham Jail was written by Martin Luther King Jr. In 1963 while King was in jail for protesting. King says that we’re responsible for justice across the nation. When unfair laws are written and people suffer as a consequence, by non-violently ignoring them, it is appropriate to protest such laws, even though the resulting unrest is inconvenient for some people. King says in his letter that the time is always now for justice, and there’s no good...
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In “The Cleaving,” Li-Young Lee presents two contrasting perspectives on eating. The first perspective shows how eating leads to death and separation. The second perspective signals eating’s transformative growth and blending of opposites. Rather than introducing these two ideas in static opposition to each other, the poem explores a progression from the first idea to the second. By employing repetition and Socratic-rhetorical questions throughout the poem, Lee introduces a possible resolution to this binary opposition, where purposeful growth leads to...
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“Sunday Bloody Sunday”: The Bloodshed of 1972 and it's Legacy U2 lead singer Bono in the song, “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (1983), condemns the violence caused by the Troubles, implying that the bloodshed has gone on for too long. Bono supports his condemnation by using poetic devices, such as rhetorical questions, repetition, and a war motif to emphasize the true horrors of the Troubles. The songwriter’s purpose is to encourage peace by criticizing the violence and taking a nonpartisan position on...
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With a rise in the popularity of online gaming in the last 10 years, there has also been a subsequent rise in phishing, grooming and the manipulation of minors. Breck’s Last Game, directed by David Whayman and globally released in 2019, tells the story of Breck Bednar, a 14-year-old whom was manipulated online over a number of years and lured to a flat by Lewis Daynes where he was brutally murdered. The text employs the use of symbolism, rhetorical questions...
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Wilfred Owen’s poetry ensures that the poems always remain relevance in society today as conflict through war is still taking lives causing loss and grief uses the empathy of the solider suffering at war to encourage engagement from the readers through the dehumanising ways, and the irreconcilable mourning to demonstrate the intense consequences of war enduring the relevance of war today, while still questioning the religious beliefs as one of Wilfred Owens poems “Futility” reveals the pointlessness of war and...
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Seducing women in the 90s is a current struggle for all men. “How to attract women without even trying!” is an article written by an unknown author and later published in FHM magazine, in November 1994 with the aim to persuade all male readers to buy this book. There are many ways to seduce a woman without seeming as if the man is trying too hard. The use of visual and written features contribute to the persuasion of all single...
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Both ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ and ‘Exposure’ deal with the topic of war in vastly contrasting approaches. ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ details the account of the six-hundred and seventy cavalrymen and officers that were given an ambiguous order to attack Russian troops armed with cannons during the Crimean War. Tennyson accentuates the cavalry’s bravery and heroism against the seemingly immeasurable enemy in ‘noble six hundred’ and ‘boldly they rode.’ Alternatively, Owen describes a different aspect of...
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There is no doubt, the media has the power to shape how we view a particular issue or belief, but the question must be asked, is it always impartial? The MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics states that writers must remain honest, independent, respect other rights, and be fair. Is the media following this code? And if not, what is their agenda? Australia Day is now well known for the overwhelming mass of articles and news reports that follow in its...
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In Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’, the intense conflict between the families of the Montagues and Capulets illustrates the theme of internal conflict present throughout the play. It is this conflict that led to the downfall of Romeo and Juliet’s relationship and their inevitable death. In the play, Shakespeare uses a rhetorical question when Juliet states, 'What if it be a poison, which the friar Subtly hath ministered to have me dead?' This illustrates Juliet's doubt of Friar Lawrence’s intentions,...
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Throughout 'Gretel in Darkness', Louise Gluck employs the medium of poetry to describe the intense emotional turmoil that a survivor of traumatic experiences can go through, weaving the audience through the flashbacks of a distressing experience and interjecting the all too real alienation that one can feel when recovering. The author's expert word choice and rhetorical questioning invites the audience to explore trauma through themes of memory and isolation. The imagery of the witch's house and the forest is recalled...
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Racism, classism, and internal conflicts are all symptoms indicative of a society with problems that affect some people more than others. The rapper Akala tackles all of these issues, using both personal experience and imitation of another person in his song “Find No Enemy,” released in 2011. He confronts the connotations of his mixed-race heritage in a society that’s supposedly post-racial, misconceptions about people groups like adherents of Islam or Africans, the bad sides of foreign policy, growing up around...
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