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AP Language Rhetorical Analysis 2001 exam: Marian Evans Lewe

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Jazmine Torres

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Transcript of AP Language Rhetorical Analysis 2001 exam: Marian Evans Lewe

Lewes believes that once a writer reaches their goal, they are no longer as excited about it as they were in the beginning.
Analysis cont.
She goes on to say, "The satisfaction she got out of it has not been exactly of ambition."
The feeling she gained from achieving her goal wasn't as glamorous as one might have expected.
-Lewes uses details toward the specific subject of writers and their progress toward their individual set goals, her details set the tone of this text.
Lewis is saying that she is not as triumphant about completing her novel as Peirce believes her to be.

She points out that, "Exultation is a dream before achievement, and rarely comes after."
Lewes states that she is working dutifully to achieve her goal but once she did achieve it, she no longer felt as passionate about it.
She uses the rhetorical device of figurative language, specifically simile, to compare the making of her novel to raising a child. Saying that she raised it and brought it up but once it had reached its peak she set it free and only felt as proud as a mother would once her child flees the nest.
AP Language Rhetorical Analysis 2001 exam: Lewes letter
Textual Evidence
: "What comes after, is rather the sense that the work has been produced within one, like offspring, developing and growing by some force of which one's own life has only served as a vehicle, and what is left of oneself is only a poor husk."
The Prompt
Concrete: How does Lewes use rhetorical strategies?

Abstract: How does Lewes establish her position about the development of a writer?

"It is a misfortune to many that they begin to write when they are young and give out all that is genuine and peculiar in them when it can be no better than trashy, unripe fruit."
This appeals to a person's character by using words like genuine and trashy.
"Something of all that I have gone through myself."
This also connects with the reader on a more personal level.
Lewes uses F.I.D.D.S throughout her letter
Figurative Language:
-Lewes uses figurative language by using the rhetorical device; ethos. Using ethos shows how she feels personally about the way writing develops with age.
-Lewes uses imagery by appealing to the reader's senses. For example when she used the words; "trashy" and "unripe fruit" she appealed to the sense of sight.
-Diction is used by using carefully chosen words to show clear and concise points. For example Lewes chose to use words like; "triumphant", "consciousness", and "melancholy."
-Syntax is used by the organizaion of the letter itself. She also uses personal experiences throughout the text to support her arguments, her personal ties create a relate able tone as well as make up the entire structure.
(appeals to emotion)
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