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The Rhetoric of Images

Like many people, I am always inclined to argue that the book version of a story is better than the blockbuster film made of it. The imagination of characters is not necessarily what bothers me. Typically I don’t start reading … Continue reading

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Obama’s Victory Speech

I’m going to be honest. I did not want Obama to win the presidential election. I come from a very conservative family and, although I tried to make political decisions without their influence, it appears the apple doesn’t fall far … Continue reading

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Interesting Points for TED Talk

The most interesting parts of my paradigm shift paper and inevitably of my TED talk are the examples of the scandals in college sports. The Penn State scandal is particularly relevant to my paper and will prove interesting as part … Continue reading

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“A Dog’s Grace”

I opened Kimberlee Berlin’s article from The New York Times because it was the featured article of the newspaper’s opinion webpage. There was an illustration of a dog in an empty room with the title “A Dog’s Grace” and a … Continue reading

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“My Angel”

There are a lot of Justin Bieber haters out there. I personally was a “Belieber” for about three years until he started to change from a relatively innocent pop star who sang catchy love songs into a skinny eighteen-year-old with … Continue reading

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“The Human Cost of the Second Amendment”

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” – United States Constitution, Second Amendment In her article “The Human Cost of … Continue reading

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Romney and the 47%

When watching the recently released video of Mitt Romney’s accusation that 47% of Americans are dependent on the government, one must remember the setting in which he spoke. Romney was speaking to a room of potential campaign donors. He was … Continue reading

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“Do the Right Thing”

Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” is not an example of rhetoric as described in Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students, which defines Aristotle’s opinion of rhetoric as “the power of finding the available arguments suited to a given situation.” Rather, … Continue reading

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