Book Report on Nickled and Dimed

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Victoria Conrardy
Mrs. Lord
A.P. English 11
February 21, 2013

AP Book Project
Part One
Introduction
1. Title-Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America is significant because Ehrenreich does explain how many do “survive” off of minimum wage which really is not much. 2. Author-Barbara Ehrenreich is seventy-one years of age and is a widely-read and award-winning columnist and essayist, and author of 21 books which include: Blood Rites; The Worst Years of Our Lives; and Fear of Falling. 3. Persona- Ehrenreich persona is described as credible because she displays her story through real events because she admits to have mildly conquered her challenge of testing to see how complex it is for the working class. She proves her theory by stating “[Someone ought to do the old-fashioned kind of journalism-you know, go out there and try it for themselves.]” in the Introduction section. 4. Passage- Ehrenreich, Barbara. ”Serving in Florida. “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. New York: Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 2001. 11-49. Print 5. Prompt Selection- Prompt One-Read the chapter you selected and then write an essay analyzing the rhetorical techniques the author uses to convey his or her attitude toward the subject.

Part Two: Passage Analysis

How you ever wondered why your parent’s always made you clean the house “the right way” or why they keep nagging you to clean up the simplest messes? They just wanted you to appreciate what they have provided for you and the family because their jobs take a huge toll on their life, usually doesn’t pay well and could be gone within seconds. Barbara Ehrenreich of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America takes on the challenge to prove how tough adults actually work to keep all the nice things through imagery, diction, and tone. Barbara Ehrenreich a common wealthy lad starts off the challenge in Key West, Florida where she actually lives and uses imagery to describe her...
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