Rhetorical Analysis Essay. 1986 N.S. Momaday and D. Brown passages.
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1986 N.S. Momaday and D. Brown passages
In the following passages, two Native American writers describe similar landscapes. Read the passages carefully. Then, in a well-organized essay, explain how the passages reveal the differences in the author’s purpose. (Refer to your passage)
What ties these two passages together?
What ties these two writers?
How are these passages different? Need two different adjectives and two different verbs
What does the author sound like (how he feels) and why? Write TPT (Introduction)
Mythic and appalled, Native American writers Momaday and Brown deliver two differing views on the Native American experience. Momaday’s triumphant view of Rainy Mountain revels in individual isolation indifferent to mankind. However, Brown mourns the loss of a way of life stripped of purpose by a barren landscape.
Ok, you got the TPT addressing the Big idea-now provide the thesis. (address the little question-How do the rhetorical devices reveal the authors’ purposes?
How do these RD fulfill the author’s purpose?
Structure: Author’s feeling (tone) + purpose
Can you combine these two thesis statements into one?
Thesis: Do you have a statement that addresses how author’s use rhetorical devices to reveal the differences of their purpose?
N.S. Momaday and D. Brown were two native Americans who have chosen to tell you the reader about their land. N.S. Momaday has written to show how beautiful his and almost sacred land is. Then D. Brown has written to show a vast death that has spread through his land and left it empty. Both authors use literary devices such as alliteration and imagery. N. S. Momaday chooses to use personification as to where D. Brown does not.
Remember your biggest challenge in this essay is how to tie all of the elements (rhetorical devices together towards the big idea). Biggest problem students have in this question is: How to control the argument and language.