Ehrenreich’s voice includes a mixture of informal and formal diction to describe her jobs and relate to the reader
Ehrenreich addes a bit of dry humor to lighten the piece. Mix of informal and formal diction.
Barbara Ehrenreich is able to use a mixture of formal and informal diction to be able to explain her point more clearly.
Ehrenreich in the book uses a conversational tone to immerse her reader in the experiment she has undergone. This helps the audience better understand the struggles she is facing in this experiment.
Ehrenreich has an informal diction which contributes to her tone and is emphasized in the dialogue she had between the people she met. Her forthright tone adds to her credibility and understanding of her tone because it builds her trust and shapes the argument thats illustrated through her voice.
Ehrenreich uses a didactic tone, with a mix of informal and formal diciton.
Barbara Ehrenreich uses formal and informal diction in order to get her point across. Her tone is conversational to show the way she is with her co-workers. When talking about facts and problems she adopts a serious tone.
Ehrenreich uses formal and informal diction to appeal more to the readers and enlists the use of a mixture of straightforward and serious tone when talking about her experience so far and the stories of her fellow employees.
Ehrenreich employs lighthearted, informal diction to make her everyday life and the people involved in it more relateable and realistic. She speaks fondly and considerately about her friends and customers, showing how she has become close to the project and her new life.
Ehrenreich utilizes both formal and informal diction throughout the book. The formal language primarily appears when she is sharing information or statistics. The informal language, such as using contractions, appears when discussing her experiences during the experiment. She includes various side comments, which add humor to her voice. She is also a bit sassy, which is evident in many parts of the book as well.
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Enhrenreich's side comments often came across as unapologetic, which I think sets her a part from other authors. For example, when talking about all of the stares she was receiving at stores and such because of her appearance and odor (from working), she said that she maybe "getting a tiny glimpse of what it would be like to be black." This comment was not necessary and it addressed a sensitive topic, yet she still chose to include it. Her sassy attitude was expressed especially when she would use words such as "idiot" and "nutcase" to describe someone (or people). Ehrenreich's voice was very sarcastic as well. For example, when complaining about her room space at the Hill View (Minneapolis) she sarcastically asked, "And what would I do if I didn't feel like being in bed- invite myself in for a tour of the Caterpillar parts warehouse?" Moments like that added humor to the text.
Ehrenreich is extremely straightforward and blunt. Her diction is very informal as well. It was pretty refreshing and unique.
I agree that she is blunt because she does not use any confusing facts or statements.
Ehrenreich's diction is a mixture of formal and informal while being very straightforward as she talks about her experiences and the experiences of the people she worked with.
Ehrenreich switches between formal and informal that gives the book a professional and casual feel to the book. The formal diction comes in when she states facts, and the informal comes in when she is retelling her experiences.
Ehrenreich uses both formal and informal diction as she developed her argument throughout the book
I believe Ehrenreich uses a very straightfoward tone during most of the text because she was simply stating the facts about her experiences with no embellishments. She also also uses very understandable diction so that the reader can relate. In some instances her tone is stunning because she is surprised by her findings in the experiment.
Ehrenriech uses a combination of voices. While giving explanations for her actions she uses a formal diction and is very straight forward, an example is when she moves to Maine and states "A few months back, in the spring, I had been in the Portland area for a speaking engagement at a local college and was struck by what appeared to be an extreme case of demographic albinism." In that statement Ehrenreich is very honest and formal. The mixture of voices creates a good balance throughout the book.
Ehrenreich often came off as sarcastic, using humor to shadow the unpleasant conditions working on minimum wage.
Ehrenreich employs both informal and formal diction using both equally to communicate various things throughout the book. It is more formal when talking about statistics, facts, and other data while using a more Informal tone when describing the types of experiences she has had throughout her experiment.
Ehrenreich's voice comes off as sarcastic and humorous near the beginning of the book but becomes noticeably more sympathetic towards the minimum wage workers after going through their struggles.
Ehrenreich's voice sounds very light and nonchalant in the beginning of the book bat as she realizes what the for the minimum wage workers go though it becomes more serious/ Still with sarcastic tones.
Sarcastic, that is how much of Ehrenreich's writing comes across in the early stages of the book. As the book draws on, her writing becomes more serious as she begins to experience these jobs more.
Ehrenreich begins the book a bit humorous and relaxed but as the piece progresses, her tone becomes more serious. She also mixes in formal and informal diction (formal when serious, informal when laid back/conversational).
Strong connection with tone, the author continuously switches from a formal to informal voice truly depending on the situation the author is going through during her experience using both to connect with logos and pathos with the readers.
Ehrenreich writes in a very casual, conversational tone that connects to the reader and includes humorous and sarcastic comments as she describes the start of her project (deciding what job to apply for, the interview process, and first impressions). She doesn't seem very worried and states how she thinks that this lifestyle may not be too bad. She also writes fondly about her coworkers.
Ehrenreich's voice leans more towards casual and conversational, which helps readers connect with the book. She also uses dry humor and sarcasm to assist in engaging the reader and keep them interested in the book.
Ehrenreich's voice is very lighthearted, and conversational; there is informal diction in the beginning. As well she includes light, dry humor which keys in the reader. As she continues more formal diction is used because she starts to truly realize and sympathize what minimum wage workers go through everyday.
Ehrenreich's voice switches from formal to informal writing bluntly about her experiences both during her jobs and in her life. She uses witty quips and sarcastic comments to entertain and connect with the reader.
Ehrenreich uses a very informal and causal form of voice. Her tone is also conversational as it feels like she is talking right at the reader. She also uses light-hearted dry humor in the beginning of the book, but it gets more serious ad the book goes on.
Mrs. Theaker's students will be discussing Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed here.