Rhetorical Analysis Of Professions For Women By Virginia Woolf

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Allison Fisher
Instructor Graham
ENG 111-DY03Z
7 November 2014 Modes of Writing in “Professions For Women” What if you, an independent woman, woke up one day and decided you wanted to be the President of the United States? What if at that moment you decided, society told you “No" because you are a female. Well, in “Professions for Women”, by Virginia Woolf, Woolf expresses that women are capable to be anything they choose to be. “Professions for Women” is a speech that implies that fact that women can do anything. This speech shows the reader that females should not be intimidated by males who are more successful. Ultimately, this is a speech about a writer who overcomes the obstacles of a writing a review, on book that was written by a man. In “Professions for Women”, Virginia Woolf uses narration and exemplification to present a speech for women.…show more content…
A narration provides details about what happened, or what is happening. This is mainly when a story is being told, and the events that take place in this story are usually in chronological order. Virginia uses narration throughout the entire story. The speech starts by Virginia telling a story involving personal life events. The speech tells the audience about Virginias life, a simple life about a women who just wanted to write. Woolf says, “It is true I am a woman; it is true I am employed; but what professional experiences have I had? It is difficult to say.” Woolf continues to tell about the effort that it took to become a female journalist. Virginia continues, “But to tell you my story — it is a simple one. You have only got to figure yourselves a girl in a bedroom with a pen in her hand. She had only to move that pen from left to right — from ten o’clock to one.” These are examples of how this journalist uses

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