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For years husbands and wives have played different roles the husband works and earns money and the wife works in the house and takes care of children Judy Syfers in I Want a Wife talks about the kind of stuff she has to do In her essay she talks about all the chores the wives have to do around the house while the husbands sit around and do nothing She says that wives need help they have to many responsibilities and that they are taken for granted Ellen Goodman in A Grateful Wife has Second Thoughts talks about the stuff her husband does Goodman says She doesnt want a helpful husband She wants one who will share For that she would be truly grateful She wants a husband who will do half the responsibilities without being asked Syfers and Goodman have a similar message but they both use the devices differently Their styles have similarities and differences In this paper I will discuss about similarities and differences between the authors styles with using three different devices The devices I will use are tone structure and figures of speech Syfers in I Want a Wife and Goodman in A Grateful Wife has Second Thoughts both use different tones in their essays Syfers is sarcastic in most of the essay My god who wouldnt want a wife She does not really mean that she wants a wife She means that who would not want to live a comfortable life with someone else doing all the work for her She is also demanding in the essay I want a wife who will take care of my physical needs She is not really asking for a wife but she is asking for someone who will take care of her physical needs This is what a husband demands from a wife but wives need help In the beginning of the essay Goodman is grateful Her gratitude
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