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  • Kornheiser's Purpose In Writing
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    Tony KronheiserTony Kornheiser is the self-admitted opinionated, sarcastic sports and style columnist for The Washington Post. Kornheiser's purpose is not to report to the reader an objective account of a sporting event, but rather to add humor to topics that range in topic from the Washington Redskins ('It's Now an Off-Road Vehicle,' November 5, 1996) to his lunch-time experience the other day ('In a Real Fix,' November 3, 1996). Kornheiser's diction, figurative language, and tone make his colu...
  • Human Imagination And A Common Voice
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    The renowned Canadian literary critic Northrop Frye held a series of radio broadcasts, in which he presents his beliefs of literatures place in the world. In the sixth of his lectures, Frye culminates his study of the relevance of literature in the world. He restates his theme, and expands from "strict critical theory into the wider and more practical aspects of a literal training" (133). He builds on his earlier talks and tries to not only conclude his earlier ideas, but also to introduce a gre...
  • Their Method Of Persuasion Of The People
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    Methods of Persuasion When one thinks of government controversy, you cannot help but think of the United States. This issue is usually about how the government deals with one's rights. Throughout history there have been many that have struggled for freedom against our so-called controversial government. Three writers each had their own specific experience with this government. Although each of these arguments relies on different methods of persuasion, Henry Thoreau, Virginia Wolf, and Fredrick D...
  • Voice Recognition Chip
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    Fortunately, we both converged on the idea of constructing what we call the Universal Voice-Activated Telephone Dialer. This unit would function as a voice-activated telephone dialer that could be used on any touch-tone phone. It would be a box external from the telephone that would mount on the receiver of the phone. The box would basically consist of a microphone, a voice recognition microchip, a DTMF encoder, and a speaker. The user would speak the telephone # he / she wishes to dial after mo...
  • Tone Of The Story
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    Tone Techniques: Dances With Wolves In his novel, '; Dances With Wolves'; , Michael Blake uses several techniques throughout the story to enhance the tone displayed to the reader. Blake uses tones that vary from sad, (war times) to happy (victorious.) Tone can be defined as the emotion or feeling set upon a reader during a novel / short story. Most times, the tone will change. It can change from sad to dramatic, happy to angry, angry to calm, or basically anything else. Tone is important because...
  • Pipher's Writing And Pollack's Writing
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    Mary Pipher's "Saplings in the Storm" and William S. Pollack's "How U.S. Schools Are Stifling Male Students" are two writers that are very different but at the same time striving to get to the same goal which is to improve the lives of young children. They go about getting the same results two very different ways. Pipher is a female psychologist who concentrates on the adolescent development of females in today's society. Pollack is a male psychiatrist who writes about boys and the developmental...
  • Allusion Among The Puritans
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    Since early times, Puritans have been known for their morality in discipline, religious intolerance, and harsh punishments for those defying their beliefs. These Puritan influences had a great impact on early American literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne provides an illustrated look into the Puritans and their community in his classic The Scarlet Letter. Through Hawthorne's use of tone, allusions with Hester and Dimmesdale, and the diction that is used to describe how the village behaves during the m...
  • Hanging Fire Audre Lorde Meaning
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    Writers use diction and tone to express their work in the form of which they wish their reader to understand it. Tone is the author's attitude toward the reader or the people, places or events in a work as exposed by the author's style. Diction is a writer's choice of words, phrases, sentence structures, and figurative language, which combined with tone help to create meaning. In Audre Lorde's Hanging Fire, Lorde used informal diction with a serious tone to illustrate the frustrations of a fourt...
  • Organization Of Sound Patterns The Poet
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    Tone is the reflective attitude the poet attempts to evoke in her reader. When a person speaks they are able to bring to mind both a literal meaning (denotation) as well as a connotative meaning. The connotation of a sentence spoken is noted by "body language, intonation, word choice and many other subtle nuances that allows the speaker to effect a desired reaction from her listener. The poet must use word choices, placement, hyperbole, metaphor, paradox, irony, and satire to place the reader in...
  • Essay Gansberg
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    "Not one person telephoned the police during the assault; one witness called after the woman was dead" (Gansberg 86). Martin Gansberg's essay, "Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police", describes a true account of witnesses allowing the death of a neighbor and friend. In this essay Gansberg uses various techniques, including language and tone, to catch the readers attention. Martin Gansberg begins his essay by luring the reader through the use of manipulative techniques: the author at...

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