Summary Of Paul Bogard's Let There Be Dark

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In this adaptation from Paul Bogard,” Let There Be Dark”, the author of the passage reveals his clear opposition toward the increasing light usages. By emphasizing the negative impact that the continuation of this phenomenon may have, the author attempts to engage the readers to be actively engaged in conserving the light energies, bringing back the “natural dark”. To achieve this, the author incorporates various literary techniques including personal anecdote, evidences, and examples. The author starts off by sharing one of his memory. He reminisces the past moments when he saw his hands “disappeared before my eyes”. The author’s metaphorical expression emphasized the beauty of the natural darkness that prevailed back then, and his tone fostered…show more content…
Consequently, the author cites, “let us also remember the irreplaceable value of darkness”. He is not merely connecting his past experience to himself, but he is also hoping for the readers to emphasize with him. By presenting and sharing one of his personal anecdote, the author wanted engage the readers into his further claims and be engaged by instill feelings of “rapidly losing night’s natural darkness”. This idea is further examined through the strong evidences from the reliable sources. First, the author mentions an evidence from WHO;” “night shifts as a probable human carcinogen”. Next, he cites the American Medical Association about their willing to unanimous support. The author first provided an evidence regarding to the severe importance of the “sleep” and then mentioned an authenticate organization and their acts upon the current situation in order to emphasize the severity of the situation. The…show more content…
The author lists some of the description for our current world: “crowded”, “louder”, and “more fast-paced”. Also, he mentions about different religious traditions’ regard toward the darkness. He further lists the inspired artists by dark, and philosopher. This directly comparison structure that the author built, aimed to instil this question to the readers, “is it really worth it?”. The author’s selection of the dictions degraded the factors that the made the current world (“crowded”, “louder”, and “more fast-paced”), while praising some of significant figures who were influenced by the dark. This unconsciously navigated toward the same direction of the author’s thoughts. The author’s question(“who knows what this vision of the night sky might inspire in each of us, in our children or grandchildren”), fostered sense of anxiety as the readers would feel as if they won’t be able to observe what the author claims as beauty. This functioned as a trigger to urge movements for change. The author further claims that this won’t be achieved unless there are support from the individuals. This was achieved through mentioning specific statistics: “the sky increases an average of about 6% every year”). By expressing the continuation of the destruction of the “natural dark”, the author attempted to engage the readers to be engaged as quickly as possible. He compares the

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