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WHAT THEOSOPHY IS "There is a college of philosophy nonetheless in lifestyles of which smooth tradition has misplaced sight. " In those phrases Mr. A. P. Sinnett all started his e-book, The Occult global, the 1st renowned exposition of Theosophy, released thirty years in the past. [Namely in 1881. ] throughout the years that experience handed on account that then, many millions have realized knowledge in that faculty, but to the bulk its teachings are nonetheless unknown, and so they may give basically the vaguest of replies to the question, "What is Theosophy?
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Academics have struggled for years to stability the competing calls for of yank Literature and AP English Language. Now, the workforce that introduced you the bestselling Language of Composition is the following to aid. Conversations in American Literature: Language ∙ Rhetoric ∙ tradition is a brand new form of American Literature anthology—putting nonfiction on equivalent footing with the conventional fiction and poetry, and emphasizing the abilities of rhetoric, shut interpreting, argument, and synthesis.
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From The Killer Angels MICHAEL SHAARA They were silent, watching him. Chamberlain began to relax. He had made many speeches and he had a gift for it. He did not know what it was, but when he spoke most men stopped to listen. Fanny said it was something in his voice. He hoped it was there now. “I’ve been ordered to take you men with me. I’ve been told that if you don’t come I can shoot you. Well, you know I won’t do that. Not Maine men. I won’t shoot any man who doesn’t want this fight. Maybe someone else will, but I won’t.
Although an argument that appeals exclusively to the emotions is by definition weak — it’s generally propagandistic in purpose and more polemical than persuasive — an effective speaker or writer understands the power of evoking an audience’s emotions by using such tools as figurative language, personal anecdotes, and vivid images. Lou Gehrig uses the informal first person (I) quite naturally, which reinforces the friendly sense that this is a guy who is speaking on no one’s behalf but his own. He also chooses words with strong positive connotations: grand, greatest, wonderful, honored, blessing.
Those words are promised to every citizen that he shall share in the dignity of man. This dignity cannot be found in a man’s possessions. It cannot be found in his power or in his position. It really rests on his right to be treated as a man equal in opportunity to all others. It says that he shall share in freedom. He shall choose his leaders, educate his children, provide for his family according to his ability and his merits as a human being. To apply any other test, to deny a man his hopes because of his color or race or his religion or the place of his birth is not only to do injustice, it is to deny Americans and to dishonor the dead who gave their lives for American freedom.