scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,209
Tony Kornheiser is the self-admitted opinionated sarcastic sports and style columnist for The Washington Post Kornheisers purpose is not to report to the reader an objective account of a sporting event but rather to add humor to topics that range in topic from the Washington Redskins Its Now an Off-Road Vehicle November 5 1996 to his lunch-time experience the other day In a Real Fix November 3 1996 Kornheisers diction figurative language and tone make his columns what they are Often diction figurative language and tone are not common in the journalistic world but Kornheisers humor finds room for them Tony Kornheisers sarcasm is almost entirely related to his diction He contains the skills to take something as insignificant as a restaurant changing on him unexpectedly and reports about it so that the common man can relate He is The Washington Posts Jerry Seinfeld He blends the slang of the street man with the poetic verbs and fluid adjectives of an English teacher For example in In A Real Fixe Kornheiser says George was beginning to suspect that we had entered doo-doo doo-doo The Nouvelle Dining Zone Most people who have watched the Twilight Zone before can relate this statement as a reference to the famous TV show so Kornheisers slang was effective in grabbing the reader even if a large majority of them have no idea what the word nouvelle means Kornheiser uses an array of such adjectives throughout his pieces but he does not pretend to be above his readers He fills his work with colloquial speech such as his references in Its Now an Off-Road Vehicle to other Washington Post columnists such as Michael Wilbon and to his Redskins Bandwagon The Redskins Bandwagon was a common phrase used by Washington Redskins fans when the team won the Superbowl in 1991 Kornheiser assumes that the reader is familiar with him and that is clear in his informal
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA