AP English/ period 2
“The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria” Judith Ortiz Cofer wrote a classification essay in 1993 titled “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria” in which she reveals her feelings that she had towards all the racial instances she has been through resulting from her ethnicity. In the essay Cofer uses emotional appeal by writing: “But Maria had followed me to London…”,she writes this to expose the audience to her feeling as she was being embarrassed, she then uses exemplification when she says: “…Puerto Rican girls always stood out…” she says this so that the audience understands the difference between her way of life and the American way of life; also, Cofer uses arguments based on values when she says: “… provide a young woman with a circle of safety in her small pueblo…” she does this to contrast the two ways of life that she lived on the mainland and in her hometown, the author finally uses allusion and alludes to one of her previous poems, “I once wrote a poem in which I called us Latinas ‘God’s brown daughters’…” she does this to build ethos so the audience can believe that she is the best person to give an opinion on this issue. Cofer wanted to bring the audience into her thoughts and feelings in order to make them relate to her and her point of view of being Puerto Rican. Cofer is trying to get the audience to understand her point of view on this subject because it means a lot to her and most people may not understand where she comes from. “Shooting an Elephant”
George Orwell wrote a narration essay that explains his reason for shooting an elephant that went on a rampage in 1936 titled “Shooting an Elephant.” Orwell first uses imagery to open his essay by saying “…his face had scored a trench a foot deep and a couple yards long…” he puts in this detail to show the horrid things the elephant was doing and then to strengthen his emotional appeal and his reason...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document