Analysis Of The Article ' Against The Grains ' Essay

837 Words May 31st, 2016 4 Pages
Will people be surprised if they know the researchers found what they eat everyday is the cause of obesity and other chronic diseases? With the development of the technology, more refined food was included in people’s dietary. Are these foods related with the increase of diseases? In the article “Against the grains”, Melinda Moyer talks about the relationship of grains and several diseases, and she stated “Numerous best-sellers blame wheat, gluten and sugar for obesity, neurological disorders, and other chronic diseases” (Moyer 1). Moyer uses pathos, ethos, and logos to persuade readers to change their dietary, and to against the grains. Moyer uses anecdote, appeal to fear, and bandwagon, which are strategies belongs to pathos in the article to appeal the reader’s emotion. In the first paragraph, Moyer talked about her own experience that she lost 15 pounds after six months (Moyer 1). The way she used is to go wheat-free. It is an anecdote, which would let people who have obesity and want to lose weight continue to read the article. The reader would probably wonder why she can lose close to seven kilos in six months. Furthermore, Moyer uses appeal to fear to persuade readers to against the grains. “Then there are the claims that grains cause neurological diseases such as anxiety, depression, epilepsy, schizophrenia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dementia” (Moyer 7). Few people will not care about the health of themselves, so most people will stop eating the…

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