Rhetorical Analysis Essay- "Farm Girl"

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Is today’s society getting too lax with their children? Why are parents not giving their children chores? What are kids lacking by not being held accountable? What happens when children do not have responsibilities at a younger age? My rhetorical analysis is focused on the short memoir “Farm Girl” from Jessica Hemauer who vividly paints you as the reader a picture of what it was like growing up on the farm and the effect it had on her life.

This piece is one for the masses. The way Hemauer’s memory of growing up on the farm is written could be for a wide range of people to comprehend. She more than likely wrote this memoir for an audience that had gone through trying times or at the time are currently going through times that are getting them down to see that those times do not always have to be a bad thing; it can be a good thing as well. With it being titled “Farm Girl”, being so easy to follow and an interesting piece to read Hemauer attracted far more than she intended. It could be read by anyone that is interested about what it is like growing up on a farm or what chores may do for their child and many more as well.

In the audience’s face right from the begging with intense details, Hemauer has the attention of the reader, because like myself, most individuals in today’s world couldn’t even fathom wanting to get up nor waking their ten year old child up at 5 A.M. Her use of emotional details in the explanation of how hard it is to get up and how even if she is to argue with her father it won’t get her anywhere makes the reader feel sorry for her. Though it is common place for her siblings and herself they don’t enjoy doing it as described by Jessica “As we dress, not a single word is spoken because we all feel the same way, “I hate this!””(Hemauer, 2011, p.113). Without this explanation from her, most people could logically gather that a group of children would never be enthusiastic about waking early to do work on a farm nor any work at all for that...
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