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Bela Balassa (1963), in his article entitled “An Empirical Decision,” works to provide an empirical demonstration of the classical comparative cost theory. Balassa is an economic theorist looking at many of the different theoretical models of international trade; he discusses Heckscher and Ohlin, citing that they are two of the...

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In this article, “Teaching Trigger Warnings: What Pundits Don’t Understand About the Year’s Most Controversial Higher-Ed Debate” by Sarah Seltzer, the use of trigger warnings in colleges and universities is discussed. Trigger warnings aid students in effectively coping with harsh content that may induce individuals to feel anxiety, stress, panic,...

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The chosen photo is entitled March on Washington, DC, 1963. The photo was taken by a volunteer photographer Bob Adelman. It presents Martin Luther King during his most well-known I Have a Dream speech. The photo reflects on a moment that happened on August 28, 1963, and soon became a...

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If any single strategy may be said to define Donald Trump's victory speech, broadcast on the 9th of Nov., 2016, it is one based on “speaking the language” of the ordinary person. As will be seen, Trump very much relies on pathos and ethos, with some appeal to logos added,...

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The purpose of this essay is to carry out a rhetorical analysis of a Coca-Cola commercial which was played on mainstream television, and is entitled: “Coca-Cola - Share a Coke This Summer (Extended Version).” It runs for 1.36 minutes and can be found on the internet at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUzPwIP9BqE Throughout the...

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In his article “Incentives for Drivers Who Avoid Traffic Jams,” published in The New York Times on June 11, 2012, John Markoff argues against imposing a “congestion charge” fee for driving at peak hours in crowded areas. Instead, Markoff argues, an incentives-based program would be more effective, when instead of...

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The 1967 movie “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” discussed the social questions and considerations regarding the intermixture of various cultures, looking at how individuals within different cultures may act in given situations. Though our society has become far more advanced from not only a technological standpoint, but from a tolerance...

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In her article “Whose Body is This?”, author Katherine Haines argues against portrayals of the idealized body, and, in particular, the female body, within American society. For Haines, this trend presents a dangerous message to women, in so far as it teaches them, in the author’s words, to “continually hearing...

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In the article ‘Money for Mortality,' Mary Arguelles argues that there people and children in the society today are obsessed with material gain as opposed to the moral and ethical standards in that are supposed to guide them. Arguelles narrates a story that she read in a newspaper about an...

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The speech titled “A More Perfect Union” was delivered by now President of the United States, then Senator Barack Obama on March 18, 2008. The delivery was a fitting location where the United States Constitution was signed over 200 years ago in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The root cause for the speech...

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In my comparative research paper, “Cesarean Sections on Maternal Request,” I discuss the drastic growth of cesarean deliveries as a result of maternal request and the coinciding health complications that may occur with this elective procedure. The paper analyses and compares five different articles regarding cesarean sections on maternal request,...

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During the heat of the 2016 United States presidential election, street artist Plastic Jesus built a wall around the Donald Trump star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The miniature wall was put into place on July 20, 2016 as a form of commentary in regards to the now president’s...

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President Abraham Lincoln gave his second presidential inaugural address on March 4, 1865 to celebrate his re-election to the office of President of the United States and to lay the foundations for bringing the nation back together. Because it was an inaugural address, he knew he was speaking to all...

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The presentation of argumentative pieces is a very complex endeavor that requires an individual to use various strategies to deliver a message effectively. The use of rhetorical ploys is one of the most realistic way used to ensure a person delivers the required message with accuracy and precision. The rhetorical...

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Introduction In his article, “Wolves in Yellowstone”, Cutts focuses on discussing the various positive and negative effects that the wolf reintroduction will have on the ecosystem. He clearly points out the various views different people from different occupations have on this issue of wolf reintroduction into the ecosystem. This topic...

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Introduction The advertisement “Dove Real Beauty Sketches” is effective, because it uses, firstly, logos, to make a logical argument about how we see ourselves differently than others see us, and secondly, pathos, because it shows that we see ourselves in a negative light, while others see us in a positive...

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The American dream has been a wish for many but has come to fruition to some. America has been viewed by its citizens as the land of opportunity and is viewed as the best for human creatures in the world. There are perpetuated ideas in that it is a land...

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