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1 A Quilt of a country By Anna Quindlen

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2 Background composed Sep 26, 2001Written to show us why every the different people and cultures our essential to do our nation Happened when 9/11 occurred

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3 summary In a "Quilt the a Country” Anna Quindlen describes how most world view our nation today, using a quilt as a metaphor. Every the different backgrounds, races, and cultures comprise the job of the entirety quilt, being America. She speak us just how immigrants today room no various than our immigrant ancestors. Lock both came to America in search of a better life.

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4 relationship It is important since it mirrors us that us weren"t constantly Americans ourselves and also why we involved America in the very first place. It also shows that us should enable others to come too. The stood the check of time due to the fact that its how the country was born.

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5 What is the main insurance claim here?“America is an improbable idea. A mongrel country built that ever-changing disparate parts…” America is a country that functions well regardless of the reality that that shouldn’t. That unique because the country perseveres also though other countries with similar challenges have dissolved.

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6 “Quilt” an allegory America is consisted of of many different societies that nothing resemble each other, yet are stitched together into a unified whole. America has ties that tie its human being in spite of differences.

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7 Counterargument/RebuttalWords choose “bigotry”, “slavery”, “sweatshops”, and “ostracism” all support the the contrary claim. Opposing claim: America together a nation fails an ext than it succeeds.

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8 Claim, Reason, & EvidenceOne example: Claim: “Historians must have forgotten the past, or have actually gilded it.” Reason: “This is a country founded ~ above a conundrum, what Mario Cuomo has defined as community added to individualism." Evidence: “The new York that my youngsters is no much more Balkanized…than the Philadelphia of my father…”

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9 use of rhetoric! “Do the Cambodians and also the mexicans in California coexist less conveniently today than did the Irish and Italians that Massachusetts a century ago? You know the answer.” author uses rhetorical questions here, suggesting readers understand the answer.


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Where’s the proof to answer this question?

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

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