For instance, Samuel asks a question that already has the answer to it, “Can anyone doubt that the euro’s creation in 1999 was a huge blunder? ” This question shows how Samuel style of writing persuades the reader to understand his point of view by presenting them with a question that has only one answer. This question is worded in a way where the only logical answer is that it is a “huge blunder”. Furthermore, Samuel asks another question that has the answer to it, “Wonder why government can’t restart the sluggish economy?
The obvious answer is that the government can’t restart the sluggish economy because the economy is in such a bad spot the only thing to do is fix it. This shows the persuasive style of writing that Samuel is expressing because he’s trying to persuade his readers that the government is doing nothing to help the economy. Samuel also uses diction to express his persuasive style of writing. For example, Samuel uses the world “dreadful” to express his claim on how bad the Obamacare policy is.
The word dreadful means great suffering or extremely bad, when using that word he sends his reader the message that contributing to the Obamacare policy will bring great suffering to many people. When using the word “dreadful” it persuades the readers who read Samuels articles to be against the Obamacare. In addition to how diction is used in Samuels’s persuasive style of writing, Samuel uses the word “poisoned” to show how corrupted the political climate is.
The word poison means toxic substance or negative influence, using that word sends the readers a message that the political climate can poison their minds with negative influences and that it could harm them not physical but mentally. When using the word “poisoned” it persuades the readers who read Samuels’s articles to resent the political climate because it is “poisoned” and it will poison them if not avoided.
Samuel emphasized his point of view and clearly defined it for the reader in a way that convinces them to believe it with his persuasive style of writing. His purpose to most of his articles is to make the readers start to see how the current economic states of some nation are and how some nations economy have their ups and downs. To show his purposes he uses literary devices such as rhetorical questions and diction to achieve effectiveness with his persuasive style of writing.