One of the main reasons why Carr decides to use Robert Frost in his argument is because Carr sees Frost as a credible writer and respects him. This in turn brings ethos into his argument due to the fact that Frost is a credible poet. I like how Carr explains Frost’s life and talks about how his poetry came from Frost’s situation and struggles in life. Carr says that Frost’s work speaks the truth that people sometimes don’t like and they don’t want to accept it. For example, some of the characters in Frost’s poems are seen and described as hard working and never takes the easy way or easy way out. Carr compares some of these characters from Frost’s poems to the people of today that prefer to take the easy way. Carr also explains how people of today are losing respect and meaning behind Frost’s poetry when they should be analyzing them and paying close attention to what he says in his poems.
This coincides with the other articles Carr has published about his opinions on technology. Carr ends this piece is particularly insightful way. It’s almost as if he is giving his last thoughts on the issue. When he tells the last story which says, “Before he would take the picture he would compose the shot meticulously in his mind, attending to the scene’s light, color, framing and form…” When he explains and talks about the quote, I like how he states that even something as simple as taking a picture has completely changed. He is right when he says people put a lot more thought, detail, and patience into everything they do today in comparison to the past. We touch our phone screens, which takes around one second, when in history it could take up to several minutes to take one picture. I admire Carr’s work and it has showed me a view into our world and the rapid expansion and use of technology in a different way. Some rhetorical strategies Carr uses, especially in the ending, gets a hold of the reader’s attention and gives them something to think about, which is what Carr is good at.