This projects is trying to explore the process and effects of gentrification on the corner of 5th and O street in Northwest D.C. Furthermore I will analyze the rhetoric of architecture, real estate companies, and low income establishments. I aim to exemplify the positives and consequences to my readers of gentrification as well.
Emily Carnevale Professor Hoskins Writing 100f16 10 December 2016 American University student travels to the real D.C. The corner of 5th and O street was once a place bursting at the seems with crack and murder. Gangs creeped from behind their territory, wishing and waiting for anbody to make that dangerous mistake and walk into […]
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I think this quote is so powerful because it is extremely confusing. The most powerful quotes are the ones that we don’t entirely understand and are out for interpretation and this is definitely […]
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandi This is one of my favorite sayings. I think the reason it is so powerful is because it is short and concise. Often times people think in order to get a point across you have to write paragraphs.
“I want to be a Renaissance woman. I want to paint, and I want to write, and I want to act, and I want to just do everything.”- Emma Watson Emma Watson uses repetition to emphasize her point. I often see this tactic in spoken word poetry or famous speeches. When you use repetition it […]
“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie This quote comes from one of my favorite feminists Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This […]
For my project I researched the affects of gentrification on the corner of 5th and O street. I used rhetorical analysis to describe the pertinence of the low income housing next to million dollar homes. I analyzed a real estate company’s website that is selling a home in the area to see what demographic of […]
The sign is placed on the door to a public restroom somewhere in American University. The Housing and Dining Program placed this there to make students of all gender identities feel like they have a safe place to use the restroom.
Georgia Referendum to Amend State Constitution: “Shall Property owned by the University System of Georgia and utilized by providers of college and university student housing and other facilities continue to be exempt from taxation to keep costs affordable?” 1) Break this down to the “Jane likes cake” format. In other words, get to […]
Selling the way to Gentrification When most people walk along the corner of 5th and O they are fascinated with the drastic difference in home quality. On one side of the street there’s a white broken down home with shutters dangling from the window sill and chipped paint working its way up the house, like […]