Tuesday, September 27, 2011
blog 8 michael parente
In the video “First Writing Since” Hammad’s exemplifies many stances of ethos, pathos and locos. Hammad did a great job showing a lot of emotion through out here poem, the audience was very into the whole poem and I feel that emotion (pathos) is what kept the audience engaged. This particular quote stuck me emotionally, “no prose in truck driving debris and DNA, evident out my window in abstract reality, sky where once was steal, smoke where once was flesh”(Hammad 0:19). This struck me as very emotional; it paints a vivid image in my head of debris and mangled metal. It also helps illustrate just how much destruction happened on this dark day in United States history. She used ethos when talking about no matter who you were, Muslim, black, or white your heart hurt that day. And I think that there was a lack of locos.
I think that Hammad did use poetry to support her argument. She used many examples of people and how stereotypical they can be. I think that he argument was that just because she is Muslim doesn’t mean that she had any other part in 9-11. She also was hurt on 9-11 she lost loved ones. She is of Muslim decent but she is an American and should not be persecuted because of skin tone. I find her argument to be very persuasive because she used great examples and other stories to show how she should not be singled out and how it is not fair to judge people or make false accusations at people.
Posted by Michael Parente at 9:17 PM