AP English Language and Composition
March, 04 2011
Reasons for Writing
When it comes to writing, I enjoy relating my thesis to personal accounts. When I do this, I feel it evokes pathos and logos because the readers trust me and feel emotion when I share memories or experiences. I would usually reference a personal experience by using an: anecdote, appositive, parenthetical or a change in point-of-view. This way the readers can clearly recognize the difference in tone or mood.
When using a personal experience, I usually reference an account that happened earlier in the day or week, this way I have a vivid recall of the occurrence. The top people that influence my writing are: my friends – Abby Weltmer, Samantha Miller and Kayla Cillo – my boyfriend – Kaden Metzger – my puppies – Vinnie and Milo – and my youngest sister – Alleigh. These people in my life cause stress, happiness, joy, anger, and confusion at times, but, that is why I choose to write about them. All of these people contribute to my writing by the emotions evoked by them and the experiences I have with these people. When we write opinionated essays it helps me when I have an argument with a friend or when Vinnie frustrates me because he pooped in his cage – like he did last night because my mom gave him green beans – because it allows me to release all the stress and tension I built up and express it through my writing by defending or challenging a topic. The more passion I have towards a topic, the better I write and what better way to induce passion than to be frustrated about something?
Sometimes I read a really affecting book or watch an influential movie and I can’t help by keeping myself from mentioning it in my writing. I feel as though if I incorporate a piece of my life into my writing it is easier for my readers to connect and relate to it, and in the long run it becomes easier for me to write because I have something in common with the topic. Since an early age – when...