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English 1301: Rhetorical Analysis, Essay 2
A Rhetorical analysis evaluates the persuasiveness of the author’s words based upon the rhetorical appeals and strategies. You are evaluating the rhetorical devices of one of the assigned speeches.
Length: 700 to 850 words in MLA format
Due Date: August 3rd 11:59pm
Use MLA formatting to document your sources.
Make sure you have a works cited page where you list any sources you use.
Put directly quoted material into quotation marks and cite with a parenthetical citation.
Make sure you also cite any paraphrases or summaries with a parenthetical citation.
Characteristic features of an analysis include the following (see p. 234 in Everyone’s An Author; see Chapter 14 for descriiptions on each step):
A question that prompts you to take a closer look
Some descriiption of the subject or text you are analyzing
Evidence drawn from close examination of the subject of text
Insight gained from your analysis
Clear, precise language
A rhetorical analysis takes “a close look at how authors, designers, or artists communicate a message to an audience” (see page 238 in Everyone’s An Author). This type of analysis can look at several different ways the message is conveyed.
Helpful pages to review in Everyone’s An Author:
Chapter 3 “Rhetorical Situations”
Chapter 8 “Distinguishing Facts From Misinformation”
Chapter 9 “Managing the Writing Process”
Chapter 14 “Writing Analytically”
Chapter 18 “Analyzing and Constructing Arguments”