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Guest Post by Nosizwe
Hello class!
As we were talking about persuasive writing I thought this would be a good article.

“Another great advantage of having a pet from the pound is the price of these cute and cuddly animals. Pets from the pound cost only a few dollars while pets at a fancy pet store can cost hundreds of dollars.

Once you adopt a pet from the Animal Rescue League, it will quickly become a part of your family. If you are thinking of adopting a pet, you might consider choosing a dog or a cat. Dogs and cats can bring lots of happy times to a family, and they can be excellent companions for a person who lives alone or someone who has lost a loved one. Dogs are also a wonderful source of protection. Cats are funny, and they may help to calm people down when they are sad or mad.

Please consider adopting an animal. If you remember all of the advantages of adopting a pet from the pound, you might find the bird, mouse, hamster, dog, or cat of your choice.” 

What are your views on this? Let me know in the comments below. 

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8 Comments

  1. This extract is informative because it tells the reader where to go if they want to adopt a pet and what kind of pets you can adopt . It is persuasive to a certain extent for example “Pets from the pound cost only a few dollars while pets at a fancy pet store can cost hundreds of dollars.” It is comparing their prices to other shops around showing us that their prices are cheaper. Overall as a person who wants to buy a pet I wouldn’t go to this shop because it has not persuaded me enough.

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  2. The article is on one of the most adorable things in the world: baby animals and is also telling people to try and adopt animals from the shelters and give them a chance to grow up in a loving home and caring family. The approach is quite subtle and gentle but also very precise.

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    1. Good, Nobandile! And an interesting thought that it seems like puppies are irresistible and therefore would be easiest thing in the world to sell! And yet some of our class members are not necessarily convinced!

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  3. I believe this extract it not that persuasive, this is because there are only a few advantages on adopting from the pound, instead of the pet shop and there are more advantages on having a pet rather. I would say this extract is more of a, “By a pet” article, rather then, “buy a pet from the pound” article. The languge used is not very persuasive because it does not use, for example, Kairos – The writer does not convince me that the problem is so urgent and i must go and adopt from the pound staright away, or the animals my be in danger. There was also not enough information on the pound itself.

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  4. This article is general sweet. It makes you feel bad for not buying a dog. And by comparing the prices of the puppies at a pet shop,”Pets from the pound cost only a few dollars while pets at a fancy pet store can cost hundreds of dollars.” They are able to gain more customers.

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