Rhetorical Analysis Of 'The Hurt Heroes Of 9/11'

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Rhetorical Analysis of “The Hurting Heroes of 9/11 ”
In the article “The Hurting Heroes of 9/11” (Sept. 16, 2016), Leah McGrath Goodman claims that those who helped with the rescue of the 9/11 attacks continue to die even 15 years after the attacks happened. Goodman supports the claim by using statistics and actual people who helped with the rescue of 9/11 who have some health issues that they are suffering over the last 15 years. Goodman has written this article in order to inform readers of the devastating numbers of people that have passed away since this event happened 15 years ago which helps to establishe a personable relationship with Newsweek Global readers who remember watching or rescuing those who had fallen in these attacks and
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She structures her article in a way which flows and makes sense to her intended audience which would be global and educated readers who follow the news on a day-to-day basis. This article consists of 3,585 words, thirty-eight paragraphs, which is divided into five subcategories, and is seven pages long. The layout of this article is in columns, which also helps with the flow of the article, and she also provides pictures of the aftermath of 9/11 and some of the people that she used as her sources. Goodman uses the pictures and the column layout to help with her emphasis those who were involved with 9/11, and are still suffering today, needs to go to the doctor and receive the free health care that they are offering if you can prove that you were in the area at that time. In Goodman’s introduction, she uses Placido Perez as her first source. She begins by describing his experience of September 11, 2001, and how tragic the day was then and how much it is affecting him 15 years. She makes her intended audience feel a sense of sympathy towards, not only Perez, but all of the other heroes of 9/11 as well. In this opening paragraph she uses diction such as “cerulean” at the beginning to describe the sky and towards the end of the introduction she uses words such as “harrowing” to develop a more serious and …show more content…
This paragraph connects most with the intended audience as she wraps up her final thoughts. She uses a lot of information in this section about how much money Congress intends on spending on the heroes of 9/11 to make sure that their lives are being prolonged more and more every day. This section does the best when in connecting with the intended audience because Goodman includes diction such as “dangers”, and “death” to make this part the most dramatic to emphasize the importance on getting checked out for a 9/11-related illness considering those that have passed or are ill do not link there illnesses to the 9/11

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