Up Close with Eagles

In the midst of everything that goes on in the world, there are many “commonplaces” that link us to seemingly unrelated matters. What is a commonplace, you may ask? A commonplace (or topos) has many definitions which include: a physical space in which people can congregate, a shared idea, and the way in which topic […]

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RA 6

In the last chapter of David Fleming’s City of Rhetoric, Fleming brings up the term built environment, and how it is something that is ever present in society. He argues how there is an interaction between humans and the environment around them, and that this interaction constantly changes the world around us. He explains that further by […]

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RA 5

In chapter seven of David Fleming’s City of Rhetoric, the topic discussed is home. In this chapter, Fleming introduces the last topoi by using the revitalization of Cabrini Green as an example. He discusses the history of public housing, and how even though the government considers it “low-income”, it is actually destined for those in […]

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Mural

  This is a mural painted near my site, showing the neighborhoods appreciation for its African American heritage.  Although the government has put funding towards development projects that have been known to displace African Americans in this area, they should also put funding towards projects like this so Shaw’s older residents know it is still […]

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