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Q #2:

Greene quotes the oft-quoted passage by Kenneth Burke again,


because it clearly describes how arguments are never truly resolved,
and forces the reader to see how writing can be the same way. The
quote includes a metaphor about a person showing up late and then
joining in a conversation after they have heard enough to form an
opinion and take a stance on what they believe to be correct; although,
they cannot be completely sure because they were not present when
the argument began nor were the others. Much like today when people
argue and debate about climate change or deforestation, even though
none of them were there when it started; therefore, no one can bring
the argument to a close or come up with a satisfying answer for
everyone. I think she uses this metaphor as one to describe writing as
an argument. We may put things down on paper, but the writing is
never really finished. We may write research papers arguing for our
own opinion, but that doesnt make others arguing against us
disappear or their opinions any less valid than our own. The metaphor
is that writing will never have a true ending point, because no matter
what we say someone else will always have something different to say
in response.
Q #3:
Greene describes framing as a way to connect with the reader,
and to get them to feel the same way as the writer. Its really about
describing some thing in such a way that the writer is able to make his
or her audience understand or develop the same feelings they have.
Last semester I had a class that was called Language Where can it
take us? At first I thought it was going to be a class about languages
throughout different cultures, but that wasnt the case. The class went
far beyond what I ever imagined language or linguistics was. The
professors framed several different aspects of what language really
meant. We studied locutionary, illocutionary, and perlocutionary acts; it
amazed me that we preform all of these everyday and had no idea.
The professors were so passionate about what they were teaching and
framed it all so well that I couldnt help but be interested. We learned
that our brain narrates everything we do constantly in our heads even
when we arent meaning to do it, and that a lot of the things we think
are actually things we have heard or seen before, and we are simply
just riffing off it. Its interesting because framing was also one of the
subjects we studied in that class; they defined it as saying or writing
something in such a way as to make the reader lose what they had
previously connected with it and develop a new meaning or
understanding based off of what you said.