Comparison Analysis


For my comparision piece (second article) I chose the article “Why Abortion is Immoral” by Don Marquis, taken from the Journal of Philosophy, Inc. While both of the articles I chose focus on abortion, their rhetoric is not similar. The first major difference between these two pieces of writing is the structure that they have. The second article is an analysis of different sources, while the first article is closer to a research paper. The analysis has an evaluative structure and focuses on weighing both sides of the argument, but only chooses one argument to side with in the end. The research article is focussed on testing different groups of people to determine which one feels the strongest about legalizing abortion.

The language in these writing pieces is similar in that they both use a good balance of enriching vocabulary without overusing larger words. While one piece is a research article and the other is an analysis, they’re both academic pieces. I believe that is what ties them together. Both pieces of writing are maturely written and made for an audience of scholarly people.

The research article had thirty different references, while the analysis only had around six. These are hard to compare because an analysis can be based more on  bias’ than a research article. In an analysis author is analysing a piece (or pieces), while the author of a research article is compiling information for many different resources.

Work Cited:

Marquis, Don. “Why Abortion Is Immoral.” The Journal of Philosophy, vol. 86, no. 4, 1989, pp. 183–202. JSTOR, JSTOR,




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