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Rhetorical Analysis Am I Blue Throughout history horses have been symbols of power and grace Enormous herds of mustangs where once seen galloping on the American frontier Alice Walker brings you to her reality with the story of a beautiful horse named Blue She uses great imagery personification and socially thought provoking analogies to build emotional sentiment for her central ideas and effectively persuade you to see her point of view She incorporates her techniques so well that one is left with an entirely new or at the very least greatly supported view of a horses life and animal captivity The Story Am I Blue starts off with Alice Walker in the first person recalling a time she spent renting a small house in the country Soon after she discovered a horse by the name of Blue strolling the grass plain occasionally being ridden by the nearby children who owned him Alice eventually approaches the horse one day and feeds it an apple reestablishing her ability for subtle communication From this she got a sense of how truly lonely Blue was She continued to feed Blue apples sporadically and developed a friendly relationship with the horse One day Alice noticed another horse on the five acres standing alone in the distance The next time Alice encountered the strange brown horse it was with blue and Alice noticed a look of newfound independence in Blues eyes Those same eyes turned to grief and disgust when one day Alice noticed that Blues companion was gone She realized the brown horse was only brought within the five acres to mate and then be taken away again She concludes her story with a scene of a meal As she took a bite of meat she spit it out in reaction to her disgust of animal cruelty Alice Walkers extraordinary use of imagery effectively creates scenes of beautiful country life in the readers mind One can magnificently picture a large
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