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1 A Quilt of a country By Anna Quindlen

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2 Background composed Sep 26, 2001Written to display us why all the different people and also cultures our needed to make our nation Happened if 9/11 happened

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3 an overview In a "Quilt that a Country” Anna Quindlen defines how most civilization view our nation today, utilizing a quilt as a metaphor. Every the various backgrounds, races, and also cultures make up the patches of the entirety quilt, being America. She tells us just how immigrants today are no various than our immigrant ancestors. Lock both involved America trying to find a much better life.

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4 relationship It is important due to the fact that it reflects us that us weren"t constantly Americans ourselves and also why we involved America in the an initial place. It likewise shows that we should permit others come come too. The stood the test of time due to the fact that its just how the nation was born.

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5 What is the main claim here?“America is an improbable idea. A mongrel country built that ever-changing different parts…” America is a nation that features well despite the fact that that shouldn’t. The unique due to the fact that the country perseveres also though other nations with comparable challenges have dissolved.

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6 “Quilt” metaphor America is made up of numerous different cultures that don’t resemble each other, yet room stitched together right into a merged whole. America has actually ties that tie its world in spite of differences.

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7 Counterargument/RebuttalWords prefer “bigotry”, “slavery”, “sweatshops”, and “ostracism” all support the the opposite claim. Opposing claim: America as a nation fails more than the succeeds.

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8 Claim, Reason, & EvidenceOne example: Claim: “Historians must have forgotten the past, or have gilded it.” Reason: “This is a nation founded on a conundrum, what Mario Cuomo has identified as community added to individualism." Evidence: “The brand-new York that my kids is no much more Balkanized…than the Philadelphia of mine father…”

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9 use of rhetoric! “Do the Cambodians and the mexican in California coexist less easily today than did the Irish and also Italians of Massachusetts a century ago? You recognize the answer.” author uses rhetorical inquiries here, saying readers know the answer.


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Where’s the evidence to price this question?

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10 More offers of rhetoric… “What is the point of this splintered whole?”“What is the point of a country in which Arab cabbies chauffeur Jewish passengers…?” “What is the suggest of a nation in i m sorry one part seems to it is in always…?” The author can emphasize ideas using rhetoric the doesn’t expect an answer.

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