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Responses for UWRT

Stuart Greene quotes the oft-quoted passage by Kenneth Burke in order to
further emphasize his ideas about writing as a form of argument. The quote
presents writing to be a continuous apparatus that is constantly being added
to by a vast number of people with many different outlooks, opinions, and
amounts of knowledge of the topic at hand. Different writings are being
added at different times, as well as new writers are entering into these
conversations at different times, thus continuously and infinitely adding to
the conversations and arguments. Some writings enter before others, while
others enter in much later, which typically determines their knowledge and
opinion. This idea is demonstrated through the metaphor of the discussions
being held in the parlor; each person has a different concept and
interpretation of what is being discussed, some are more educated on the
topic, while others are less, as well as each person interjects their own
opinions and ideas at different times. Many of these ideas differ and contrast,
while some have similarities and support one another, but because of the
different amounts of knowledge each writer brings with them, the opinions
and ideas that are brought up are all extremely different. Through the use of
this quote, Greene is explaining that since arguments are constantly
evolving, being added to, and being made more complex, arguments are
never truly and completely settled.
Last semester, I took a lecture-style architecture class as part of my general
education requirements. Originally, I enrolled in this class for the simple
purpose of fulfilling a requirement that had little to do with my actual
intended major. Going into the class, I assumed topics that would be
discussed would range anywhere from the history of architecture to different
styles of architecture. What I quickly realized was that I was completely
wrong. This class would dive much deeper into architecture than I could ever
have anticipated. The professors passion and love for his craft was evident
from the start and the way he taught this class would have made the most
uninterested student completely captivated by his every word. Not only did
the class not cover this history of architecture, but it barely addressed the
styles of architecture. The main focus of the class was to analyze the
physical, emotional, and social effects architecture has on society and
culture as a whole as well as individually. The professors dedication and
excitement towards architecture was so impactful to me personally that the
class ultimately determined the major I decided to declare. Stuart Greene
uses framing as a way to connect with readers and allow readers to relate
their selves and lives back to the texts in which they are reading. Like
Greene, my architecture professor had a way of teaching in which each
student was able to find something within the confines of the class that they
related to and sparked their interest. His lectures were his version of

Greenes concept of framing and arguments. He interjected his own ideas

and opinions that lead to myself as well as many of his students feeling a
deep connection with architecture and his passion for it.