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    Jacob Hakimi

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    <p class=”p3″><span class=”s2″>Mary E. Hocks in her article <i>“Understanding Visual Rhetoric in Digital Writing Environments” </i>brings up extremely fascinating points about how visual rhetoric has changed over time due to the increase of technology in society and the use of digital writings to complete tasks of literature. Finding articles online with visual elements within the article was the assigned task for the week. Anthony Doerr, who is a short-story author wrote a short story called <i>“The Hunter’s Wife”, </i>which is a fiction piece. There are many examples of visual rhetoric that exist throughout the length of the whole text. This story, which is about the struggle of a hunter’s wife to find pleasure in her life is only made better and more clear through the use of both visualization and rhetoric. One quote that stands out as proof of Doerr’s use of visual rhetoric comes in the second paragraph. “Now it was dark. The airplane descended over Chicago, its galaxy of electric lights, the vast neighborhoods coming clearer as the plane glided toward the airport (Doerr, 1). This excerpt from the short story serves as the basis for the whole story. As the hunter and his wife continually move from city to city due to the nature of the hunter’s job, so does the livelihood of the hunter’s wife. She feels as though her life is one long voyage from city to city, with zero hope of any long term destination. Another quote that shows this use of visual rhetoric to convey a sense of lost hope is “He walked into the airport, past the banks of monitors. Already he felt as if he’d lost something, some beautiful perspective, some lovely dream fallen away” (Doerr, 1). Again, this quote shows Doerr’s inclination to use visual rhetoric as a tool to explain the essential meaning of the story. </span></p>

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