Unit-8 Argumentative Composition-2

In this unit we shall illustrate the different methods of building up an argument logically, and also point out the pitfalls in an argument.

We weep for the true victim, the black American. His wounds are deep. But along with their scars, black people have a secret. Their genius is that they have survived. In the adaptations they have developed a vigorous style of life. It has touched religion, music, and the broad canvas of creativity. The psyche of black men has been disturbed. For white America to understand the life of the black man it must recognise that so much time has passed and so little has changed.

(from Grier and Rice M. Cokks, 'The Shadow of the Past' in The Writing Commitment)

Read the passage given above and answer the following questions.

Question: Words such as weep, wounds and scars are not used here in the literal sense. They are used to evoke our sympathies. Make sentences of your own using these words in the same way.

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Written on Jun 26, 2019 1:53:18 PM

Weep: I weep to see my countrymen struggling to get two square meals.

Wounds: Physical wounds may heal one day, but the wounds caused by humiliation never do.

Scar: Even after a war has ended the countries involved in it will show the scars for a long time.

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