‘What did you do before the internet’ | Analytical essay

Everyone knows the sound of getting a notification. Everyone knows the tingling sensation in their fingertips because you just have to check what it was.

The technology has evolved significantly in the recent decades, and as a result of that, people have started questioning the effect of using the internet to such an extent.

This is a well-discussed topic, but one thing is for sure -your phone takes your attention and prevents you from being in the moment.

And the video It’s People Like Us by Bjorn Nansen The article’s line 84-94’s language is dominated by expository writing

because the main purpose is to inform and explain how much the internet is affecting the humans' ability to be present. The language consists of long descriptive sentences with many adjectives

adverbs and verbs which makes it difficult to understand. The sentences are structured with several subordinate clauses and a varied vocabulary.

By resigning ourselves to the frenetic distractions of attention economy (…) But strangely terrifying in practice (s. 3, l. 84-96) Because of the difficult language

the main claim is not directly mentioned, but instead something you have to interpret yourself. The claim is indirectly Children do not create their own identity.

The data is For it’s in those lost hours that we unwittingly got to know ourselves; our imaginations, unbridled, were free to play and laze and wande.

The warrant is the bridge between the claim and data is, that if they are bored they grab their phones to be entertained. The qualifiers are the adverbs that strengthen the actions.

The rebuttal is what sane person would trade the bounty of Netflix for terrestrial11 Friends reruns? She is backing her augmentation up with Michael Harris who explores at The End of Absence.

In the argumentation, the writer applies a wide range of ethos because she is gaining credibility through other professionals.

In the article, she is also using Pathos, because she tries to persuade the audience by referring to guilt and shame. The guilt of letting the internet affect us to such an extent.

In her text, the writer frequently asks rhetorical questions to persuade and subtly influence the audience to gain confidence in her views.

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