Docunment Essay

1802 Words Aug 6th, 2012 8 Pages
Nowadays, environment issues have become as a big topic everywhere around the world. Did we ever imagine a fictitious town or planet around us? In 1900s, two famous writers gave bold imagine about how environment looked like twenty years ago. From our perspective that environment is better in old days so; however did anyone concern about environment twenty years ago? Let’s take look at two authors’ essays to discuss. The first essay is A Fable for Tomorrow, written by Rachel Carson (1907-1964), another one is “But a Watch in the Night”: A Scientific Fable, written by James C. Rettie (1904-1969). To begin with I will provide a brief background about two authors. Rachel Carson who wrote A Fable for Tomorrow was born in Pittsburgh, …show more content…
Then he continuous tells us there is a motion picture machine on Copernicans that it can capture activities happened upon on the Earth from Pre-Cambrian times till present. Furthermore, Rettie (1948) uses ten paragraphs describe the Earth motions captured by Copernicus from the month January till December. For example, Rettie (1948) creates a timeline of Earth’s history using first sentence of each paragraph such as “[d]uring the months of January, February, and March…”, “[e]arly in April….”, “[t]oward the end of April…”, and so on (Rettie, 1948, p.223-224). Thus, I think Rettie uses narration writing strategy. Moreover, Rettie narrates principle of motion picture machine and how machine works through paragraph two to four. Above all, we can see these two essays are written with different writing strategies. Secondly, A Fable for Tomorrow uses exposition rhetorical mode, but then “But a Watch in the Night”: A Scientific Fable uses description method. In A Fable for Tomorrow, Carson (1962) states a transition sentence in paragraph three which is “[t]hen a strange blight crept over the area and everything began to change” to alter readers that changes has begun (Carson, 1962, p.124). Then following four paragraphs prove how, where, when and why tragedy happened in the town. Carson gives strong evidences to support her point of view. Carson states changes in people and animals’ living condition that people are sick, birds are

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