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Pescasio 1Cyrus PescasioMr. SoethEnglish 3 APJan. 26, 2011 Rehugo Analysis: Reading A. "In Search of the Good Family" written by Jane Howard.B. Jane Howard argued how it is essential to have a family. Everyone has a family through blood, but you can also have your friends as your family. A family is considered a "good family" based on how caring they are.C. Howard wrote, "Good families have a switchboard operator-someone who cannot help but keep track of what all the others are up to, who plays Houston Mission Control to everyone else's Apollo." In other words a guidance counselor, one who watches over you or advises you to lead you on the right track. Having someone to guide you is one reason why families are important to have, because they lead you to the right direction.Howard also wrote," More and more I realize that everybody, regardless of age, needs to be hugged and comforted in a brotherly or sisterly way now and then. Preferably now." Here she spoke about how vital affection is, everyone needs to be loved. Adding "Preferably now" after the sentence shows how important affection must really be. Having to live lonely is depressing, and depression makes life harder to bear. Feeling affection from others is another valid reason why having a family is important.D. One rhetorical strategy Howard uses in this article is exemplification. She wrote, "A clan becomes more of a clan each time it gathers to observe a fixed ritual (Christmas, birthdays, Thanksgiving, and so on), grieves at a funeral (anyone may come to most funerals; those who do declare their tribalness), and devises a new rite of its own...For that and other things we became, and remain, a sort of family..." Howard provided events when families would gather to celebrate. These events bring people in the family closer to each other. People who spend more time together become more comfortable with each other. Having examples of these events relate to a lot of the audience who gather during these special occasions. Because of her exemplification, many people who experienced these special occasions allow the people to easily understand Howard's point because they can relate to this experience.Another rhetorical strategy used was compare and contrast. Howard compares the differences between an ascribed friend and friend of the heart. She wrote, "Ascribed friends are those we happen to go to school with, work with, or live near. They know where we went last weekend and whether we still have a cold. Six months or two years will probably erase us from each other's thoughts, unless by some chance they and we have become friends of the heart." Howard wrote the what a real friend is, someone you don't easily forget. The effect of her comparison decides whether your company is a true friend or just an acquaintance. E. CitationShea, Renée Hausmann., Lawrence Scanlon, and Robin Dissin. Aufses. "In Search of the Good Family." The Language of Composition: Reading, Writing and Rhetoric. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008. Print.
Jane Howard argued how it is essential to have a family. Everyone has a family through blood, but you can also have your friends as your family. A family is considered a "good family" based on how caring they are. - could you combine any of these?
Do any of these repeat?
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