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Cuyamaca College Use of Rhetoric in Ta Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me Paper

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I’m working on a English exercise and need support.

From 1 one to 50 in the book that i attached (Ta-Nehisi Coates PDF.pdf). and it should be in the basic format that i attached.

In at least four pages in MLA format (https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_formatting_and_style_guide.html (Links to an external site.)) make an argument for the effectiveness of Coates's rhetoric or simply identify and discuss the rhetoric that Coates employs. You do not need to include all three rhetorical categories, nor do you have to take one side or the other; perhaps he is successful in some ways and not in other ways. Moreover, you do not necessarily need to argue that the rhetoric is ultimately successful or not; if you choose to take this route, make sure that you are still discussing in detail his use of rhetoric.

Critically, avoid simply summarizing.

Possible theses:

-Coates (successfully) uses pathos and ethos to convince his audience.

-Whiles Coates is convincing in his use of pathos, his use of logos is lacking.

-Coates employs all three categories of rhetoric throughout his text.

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Basic Essay and Paragraph Format Note: This document should only be used as a reference and should not replace assignment guidelines. A basic essay consists of three main parts: introduction, body, and conclusion. Following this format will help you write and organize an essay. However, flexibility is important. While keeping this basic essay format in mind, let the topic and specific assignment guide the writing and organization. Parts of an Essay Introduction The introduction guides your reader into the paper by introducing the topic. It should begin with a hook that catches the reader’s interest. This hook could be a quote, an analogy, a question, etc. After getting the reader’s attention, the introduction should give some background information on the topic. The ideas within the introduction should be general enough for the reader to understand the main claim and gradually become more specific to lead into the thesis statement. (See the Introductions handout for further information.) Thesis Statement The thesis statement concisely states the main idea or argument of the essay, sets limits on the topic, and can indicate the organization of the essay. The thesis works as a road map for the entire essay, showing the readers what you have to say and which main points you will use to support your ideas. (See the Thesis Statements handout.) Introduction Thesis Statement Main Idea Main Idea Main Idea Body Conclusion The body of the essay supports the main points presented in the thesis. Each point is developed by one or more paragraphs and supported with specific details. These details can include support from research and experiences, depending on the assignment. In addition to this support, the author’s own analysis and discussion of the topic ties ideas together and draws conclusions that support the thesis. Refer to “Parts of a Paragraph” below for further information on writing effective body paragraphs. 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Use of Rhetoric in Ta-Nehisi Coates, “Between the World and Me.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates writes his book, Between the World and Me as a letter to his son. He
uses the experiences of the father to offer advice to his son educating and awakening him to
the white supremacy logic and the obstacles he should be prepared to encounter as a black
man in the world of the christians.However,the son does nt seem to be the only audience
Coates is addressing. He also lets the reader in into the effects that racism has on the Black
Americans from history to date. This essay aims at analyzing how Coates uses rhetoric such
as logos, ethos and pathos in unveiling the continuing effect of racism which continues to be a
major cause of problems to the society.
The piece is written in the epistolary form or in other terms memoir in a manner that is
personal which allows for more creativity in structure of presentation. Hence logos is
implemented strongly without having a clear visibility. The main function of the test is
informing the young black men of the risks that comes with being a black. I find the
persuasive logos power to have a limitation to logic. Coates states that he is not writing to the
white people. He is rhetorically ignoring the whites. This is in itself a way of addressing the
wh...

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