Earthquake Shatters Lives of Haitian Survivors
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Earthquake Shatters Lives of Haitian Survivors
On January 12, 2010 a devasting earthquake triggered a violent tsunami that would scar an already developing country- Haiti.
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Devestating Quake Turns Haiti to Rubble.

Devestating Quake Turns Haiti to Rubble. | Earthquake Shatters Lives of Haitian Survivors | Scoop.it

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Survivors strained desperately on Wednesday against the chunks of concrete that buried this city along with thousands of its residents, rich and poor, from shantytowns to the presidential palace, in the devastating earthquake that struck late Tuesday afternoon.

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 The imagery and mood writer Simon Romero uses sets the scene and presents readers with retention of a distinct mental image of the terrible Haiti earthquake in 2010. Readers can feel and see the awful pain Haitian people were doomed with. Romero says, "And the poor who define this nation squatted in the streets, some hurt and bloody, many more without food and water, close to piles of covered corpses and rubble. Limbs protruded from disintegrated concrete, muffled cries emanated from deep inside the wrecks of buildings." Without the use of imagery and mood, this trajety would just seem like a minor crack in the asphualt of Haiti's streets.

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Singing Away the Pain and Suffering

Singing Away the Pain and Suffering | Earthquake Shatters Lives of Haitian Survivors | Scoop.it

Wynn Walent, 12.17.2012

St. Luke Foundation for Haiti, Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs Haiti

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Walent uses a unique combination of bandwagon and pathos at an attempt to ease the heartfelt sadness around the world. The author wanted to let people know that he understood how they felt, but also to reassure them that the people of Hait would come together and survive the devastations of the quake. Wynn Walent used his writing to showcase the vnerability of Hatian people and show their strenghts simultaneously. The witness quotes, "Just hours after the devastating earthquake of 2010, the Haitian people began to sing. That first night in January was an apocalyptic scene; homes and businesses flattened, mothers searching frantically for children." The bandwagon and pathos devices helped show the world Hatians were torn apart, at first, but then showed the unity and strength necessary for their survival.

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On the 27th Day . . . He Rose.

On the 27th Day . . . He Rose. | Earthquake Shatters Lives of Haitian Survivors | Scoop.it
Trapped in the rubble for one month after Haiti's massive earthquake, Evans Monsignac thought he was dead. Here the man thought to be the longest-ever earthquake survivor talks exclusively to Jacqui Goddard.
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Jacqui Goddard utilises parallelism and examples of parables to showcase the tremendous faith displayed by Evans Monsignac when he was trapped under the rubble. Goddard writes verbatum from Monsignac's awful experience. Evans told the reporter, " I didn't think of anything, just death. I could smell death from others - there were a lot of people under the rubble with me but the screaming was one day only. Then it was quiet..it was dark all the time. Every time I came out of consciousness I prayed, I prayed that God would rescue me, give me life." Goddards use of rhetoric devices helped her emphasize Evans Monsignac's faith that gaurded his life when he had rubble toward on top of him.

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Help For Haiti!

Help For Haiti! | Earthquake Shatters Lives of Haitian Survivors | Scoop.it
Experts say specialized tactics are needed to get earthquake victims aid.
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Abc News reporters, Lauren Cox and Lara Salahi, use bandwagon to persuade other countries to help with relieve Haiti from their sinister pain and suffering. If other strong, iconic countries are helping Haiti, then maybe some other minorely known countries will want to help to. These reporters stated, "At least 19 countries, including the United States, Ireland, China, the United Kingdom and Brazil have pledged manpower, supplies or financial aid to Haiti, according to The Associated Press." Cox and Salahi put the idea to help with relief for Haiti in the minds of nations by icluding all the other power house countries around the world in their reports. These reports could very well have spared a handful of Haitian lives.

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Amputated But Not Broken.

Amputated But Not Broken. | Earthquake Shatters Lives of Haitian Survivors | Scoop.it

Schneily Similien barely remembers life before the earthquake. He was not quite 4 when the massive temblor struck last Jan. 12, destroying his home and shattering the child’s left leg.

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Staff writer for NBC News, JoNel Aleccia, uses rhetoric device, parallelism and a idiom, to prove that just because one's life is turned upside down does not mean that person cannot continue living an enjoyable life. The NBC News staff writer reports about Schneily Similien, a boy that lost his leg to the hands of the eathquake.  Aleccia writes "Schneily, who turns 5 on Feb. 4, has grown an inch and a half in this world, and sprouted two shoe sizes. He learned to ride a bike through rubble, and to kick a soccer ball while balancing on a prosthetic limb. Rhetoric phrases used by JoNel Aleccia assist her in telling a story more vividly and even help her inspire people, by Schneily's story, to make life enjoyable through all the ups and downs.

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Haiti quietly marks quake's 3rd anniversary

Haiti quietly marks quake's 3rd anniversary | Earthquake Shatters Lives of Haitian Survivors | Scoop.it
Haitian president announces design content for monument to honor quake victims.
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Daniel uses words with a powerful connotation and parallelism to show how well Hatian people have come to terms with the chaos the earthquake caused.

The U.S Today reporter use his strong context to help us know that the Haiti population has survived a terrible disaster, grown stronger together, and have gotten closer with lost loved ones and momentos. "Haitian people, hand in hand, we remember what has gone.Hand in hand, we're remembering, we're remembering Jan. 12," writes Daniel, quoting Michel Martelly. Trenton Daniel's use of connotation and parallelism display how far Haiti has come since the country of Haiti was torn to bits by develish plate movement.

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