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Understanding Rhetorical Structures

A Look at Arguing The Case For Carbon Capture And Storage, by Peter J. Cook for rhetorical analysis. We will take a look at who the target audience is, what the purpose for the argument is, as well as the overall context. Hopefully, we will have a better understanding of not only the article but how it is structured. The main reason this article was written is to address the excessive carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Stating within, the author realizes this is a global problem, therefore the audience, is everyone, though is might be limited only to those who choose to look it up online, or come across is in the online. So from that perspective, he may have limited his audience to a very small group who may or may not pass the information along. Looking at the actual argument, the author is stating that there is a great need to capture carbon emissions, specifically from coal burning power plants. Of course, the other side of this argument would be that the cost of building these units to capture the carbon would raise the cost of energy generated from theses power plants. Reinforcing his side, the cost would rise from what they currently are but the cost will still be lower than any of the other alternatives, green or not. The context of this argument is really the future of mankind. This argument is looking over green alternatives, seeing as how they are not efficient enough or cost effective. The currently majority of systems producing power are coal burring plants. To build new technologies is a task that has a great cost, as well as dislocating a large work force that exists. Retrofitting current plants with a system to capture the carbon is a much more cost effective solution for the short term. Arguing The Case For Carbon Capture And Storage, by Peter J. Cook is a fairly convincing argument in my opinion.…...

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