Monday, April 7, 2008
I thought that this was an interesting way to analyze. However, I found that analyzing a written paper was much easier than evaluating a photographed or drawn image. There were not any Toulmin terms left out that I saw, but there may have been something that I missed. I thought that the arugment was very well turned-out.
Claim One: The Evolution is the cleanest locomotive ever made.
Claim Two: GE locomotives are at work maintaining and preserving the world around us.
Claim Three: People should ride the GE Evolution locomotive because it is the best for the environment.
Claim Four: If people ride the GE Evolution locomotive they will help to preserve the environment.
Reason One: The GE locomotive does not disturb the environment.
Reason Two: The GE locomotive is in sync and at peace with nature.
Warrant One: What gets along with nature and does not disturb it must be good for the rest of the environment.
Warrant Two: If the GE Evolution locomotive does not do any harm or injure the environment, then it must be the safest, cleanest and the finest to travel on.
Evidence One: The birds are content to have the locomotive pass them by.
Evidence Two: The image presents a calm, clean, beautiful and serene environment.
Evidence Three: There are no train tracks to mar the perfection of nature.
Evidence Four: In the image there is no pollution, trash or smoke that could potentially harm the environment.
Qualifier One: Most trains add to pollution.
Qualifier Two: Most trains do not protect nature.
Qualifier Three: Most trains disrupt and harm the environment they run through.