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Junior AP Session 1

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HOW DID the author make his or her point?--->What techniques were used? --->Don't judge them...just define them.---Time to really start being critical....TPCASTT----->Dan (the man)SOAPSTONE----> Connor (also technically a man)DIDLST---->Cassidy and ReidRhetorical Triangle---->AngelaClassic Model---->SarahPatterns of Development---->Tori and Nate She used a boat load of imagery. This brought the reader to Ground Zero and enabled to the author to connect wit the audience. By doing this, the rhetorical triangle is put into play. Also, parts of DIDLST, like imagery and diction were used. To show this, the author used plenty of detail to help the reader go beyond 'imagining' how it was at ground zero. Also, she included words like "pressed" and "pounded" to bring the scene alive.She included plent of compound and complex sentences which dealt with sentence structure. The author made her point by describing her own personal experiences.  By showing personal experiences she was able to implement a heavy amount of pathos which was very appropriate for her audience.  The techniques found in DIDLST also proved to be very effective in Berne's article.  One that really stood out to me was her use of absract words and ideas.The author made her point clear through her use of literary language. She used sentence structures that explained her point of view either quickly and excitedly, or short, and profound. There were frequent shifts in tone that revealed her change in attitutude until she was able to convice the reader similiarly. Moving on to focus on how the Aristotelian triangle is used, the reader can see that the author's subject matter is such a prominent issue, something that most every American can relate to,  and hence allows for a more narrow approach to the broad topic. She speaks with experience, relaying the facts of her trip through the use of imagery and description to allow the reader to feel like they are present along with her. The main goal of the article was to not only convey the author's perpective, but to influence the reader the same way. She relied heavily on pathos and tone to accomplish this. Because the audience could be such a varied group of people, the author attempted to speak about herself, rather than directly to them. She told a story, rather than directed an oration. The end result was the same, however, as through her literary language, tone shifts, and strong pathos, the reader felt a strong bond with the speaker over the common subject. The author made her point through the use of tone, imagery, and a short passage of dialogue.  The tone shifted througout the article, showing the readers her emotions towards the subject.  The use of imagery builds the foundation for her to make her point; it set the stage for her argument.  The short dialogue of the old man really supported her argument because it played heavily on pathos and gave the readers something to connect to. The author made her point by using her own personal expierince to help relate with the audience. She uses her tone and voice to make a connection with the audinece allowing them to get a "feel" for the author's expirence. She also uses description to help show imagry to pro She made her point by using her experience at Ground Zero. She was sble to give the reader a picture of what it was like to be there and experience the nothingness. The reader could place themself in her shoes and visualize the emptyness. The imagery shown here really helps to grasp what happened. Here points really strike the heart The author made her point through her use of connecting with the audience via tone, her past experience, and imagery.  Agreed. Oh why thank you. thats better...  The author made her point by sharing her own experience and thoughts on the topic, making the article personal and emotional. She used literary language such as irony and antithesis to influence the tone, and make clearer what she was trying to imply. --------------------------------------------------------------------------


SOAPSTONE- The focus of this article are between the subject and the audience. 9/11 was a terrible incident that changed the way we live are lives today. Everyone in America, and even the world, was effected in some way by the attack. The author of the article, Susan Berne, writes about her own personal expience when visting Ground Zero, The base of the attack. She tells about how their was a ground surrounding the area but then "emptiiness" on the inside. The crowded surrounding, many torist, couldn't beleive what they were seeing. This shows the audince not only her own personnal opinion but also the emotion of others. This is important for the author to make a connection with her audince.


Patterns Of Development:The author connected with the readers mainly with description. Comparison, and contrast was used also when saying the towers are the, but only in our minds (that is for all of us who remember 9/11) The article heldvery little persuasion, and this is simply because it is a remembrance piece. Not to shift ones views, but to help pull together the memories, and conglomorative thoughts that we all hold towards that fateful day.  Only a few of the techniques were made for this type of writing, and one more among them is process. The author goes through her day, the day in remembrance. Thus involving process in helping the reader understand the going ons in chronological order, which is far better then a random assortment of memories.



DIDLST:Two things that really seemed to be focused in on in this article was the author's use of diction and tone.  Diction covers the author's use of abstract words and ideas.  One major topic in this article is the "absence" that ground zero has.  Absence is abstract because you cannot physically touch, smell, or hear it.  Although, you casn visualize it and emotionally experience it along with the author.  I noticed tone in this article because of the shift the author undergoes from the beginning to end.  At first she is confused at what she sees.  She doesn't see much of anything and doesn't understand the importance at what she is looking at.  Although, towards the end of the article, she begins to see what the scene lacks, what is missing, or what used to be there.  This is important because she can now feel the energy and spirit that ground zero contains.



DIDLST- Lots of Imagery used here. She uses the imagery to get to the reader's heart and make them feel the same as she did on that day. Lot's of visual sensations were described throughout the article. The images help add to the piece and make it better then it would be otherwise without them. In order to get her visual sensations through, she also uses strong Literary language. The language she uses is full of adjetives. To make the adjetives work better, she uses ones that go above and beyond what most people would say. For example " vaulting into the site" instead of something more ordinary like " dropping into the site." When refering to sunlight like in the article, most people would simply use the word drop. She talks with a lot more formal language to make it a more solemn paper and appeal more to the emotions. If she would have used something like humor to get her point across, it would not have had the same affect. Actually, if it used humor it would probably have been condemded by the U.S.REID ^^^^^^^



TPCAST- There are two real standouts from tpcast used in the article. The first, is the title. Not only is it very powerful, but it also ties in pefectly with the theme and attitude of the poem. The title also helps to bring out the connotative side of the atricle. It gets the reader to think beyond it's literal sense, and by doing this she can reall connect to the reader. The other strong point from this article is the use of theme throughout. There aren't many shifts, because the theme is kept the same throughout. The them is that even though there is physically nothing there besides a rubble and some clean up crews,  you can still imagine the WTC being there. This is just like when someone says that the silence is deafining. No body wanted to say anything about how the buildings were gone, because everyone still could see them there in their minds, which ties into the title "Where Nothing Says Everything."



Classical Model-Introduction: This is where the author sets the scene, explains where she is and what she's doing. (first paragraph.)Narration: The author describes the scene in more detail, especially the weather, how it looks, and what people around her are doing.Confirmation: Here, in the paragraph begining with "At least..." she portrays Refutation:Conclusion:



Patterns of Development-  The most obvious pattern of development the author uses is description.  She describes the scene of ground zero in such detail and length.  Not only does she apply description to ground zero, but she describes the area surrounding it.  The author touches on comparison and contrast, as well.  She compares the site oisonf ground zero to a construction site.  She comments on the differences between the area when the World Trade Center was still standing and the space that is currently left.  Her uses of comparison and contrast allows her to focus on the effect the loss of the World Trade Center.  There is some presence of process analysis in ther article.  eThe author goes through her emotions as she's visiting the site of ground zero.  

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