Analysis Of The Book Scratch Beginnings By Adam Shepard And Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

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Authors employ rhetoric in their writing by implementing a variety of writing techniques and styles, but they all use them with one goal in mind: To persuade the target audience. In the books Scratch Beginnings by Adam Shepard and Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich, there are several instances in which both authors use specific styles of rhetoric to persuade the audience to side with certain issues endure throughout their books. The goal of each author is to get the target audience to sympathize more with the issues they have faced. The authors begin by describing the issue and how they either struggle or overcome it. The audience most targeted by both authors are college students or early college graduates because the main focus of both books is surviving on a low wage with minimal resources which some of these readers will most likely experience soon, if not already. Throughout both books, Shepard and Ehrenreich employ methods such as strong descriptive imagery, the explanation and description of motivating situations, and each author’s past experience and qualifications, which all include rhetoric, which helps persuade the audience. Both authors also use these methods strategically to connect directly with the college student audience which helps each of them get their point across most effectively.
In Scratch Beginnings by Adam Shepard, Shepard employs the use of strong, descriptive imagery to illustrate some of the rough and dramatic scenes he must endure while…

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