In his personal essay, Richard Rodriguez uses his life, his experiences to illustrate why he thinks bilingual education is bad policy. The memories, the vignettes, the stories he tells create a convincing emotional argument for his perspective.
However, his writing style also employs classic essay strategies that help ground the reader in the essay.
Quote an introduction sentence, a transition sentence, or double-spaced section. Explain how Rodriguez is grounding the reader through one of those techniques.