Cell Phone Opinion Essay

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Cell phone usage while driving is a common occurrence in today 's society. Unfortunately, it often has a negative impact on drivers using phones and those surrounding them. Because of the growing popularity of cellular devices in modern society, the urge for the public to use their phones frequently is severe. In a satirical article titled, “Car Phone Safety: Scream “AAHH!” Before Impact.” and a more straightforward article titled, “Does Cell Phone Usage Lead to Car Accidents?” the urgency of this issue is expressed, though differing in writing style and effectiveness, both get the point across: Cell phone usage whilst driving is detrimental to those driving and also to those driving among them. The satirical article is more dramatic and memorable, causing a lasting impression to be made: therefore the satirical article is more effective. While the articles seem to be written to differing audiences; one an audience that would like to acquire quick factual information, the other that needs to have their attention kept because of so much fast- …show more content…
The more effectively written article applies some aspect of emotion, logic or ethics to the subject matter which greatly enhances the overall effect on the reader. This is shown in the writing by SatireWire and not in the one by Cell Phone Safety, and this is part of the reason that it has more impact. Even though both source share a thesis statement in that, cell phones inhibit the driver 's focus and this put the driver 's life a jeopardy along also jeopardizing the lives of many others. This is an example of SatireWire’s article use of rhetorical use of emotional appeals. It leaves a powerful point for that echos in the reader 's mind and thoughts and thus it shows that satire is more effective than straightforward

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