Hey Amber Rae


Main banner at top of blog: Picture of herself? Gives the reader an idea of who she is. Reader is a by-stander because she doesn't directly make eye-contact. Rather, she looks at the words "Amber Rae". This shows that the blog is mainly about her realizations which is then tailored towards the audience if they want to accept it. Amber Rae is the author. Unless someone is pretending to be this imaginary person named Amber Rae as a pseudonym. It probably is actually Amber Rae thought. The participation of the audience is bystanders for most of her posts. She is mostly answering her own questions and thoughts but the reader may be getting help/ inspiration as well. Since A.R. isn't directly addressing the audience and they're not ratified participants she doesn't need to use politeness 100% of the time. Her most recent post has a picture that says "No Fucks" which could be a flout of manner?


animator- actually speaking the words but speaking in the name of someone else

principal- person that animator is speaking for

author- person that actually came up with the words

participation- the act of the animator speaking to a group??? Not really sure about this one

ratified participant- the person that asked the question and is getting it answered.

bystanders- others that didn't ask the question but still might care. take notes.

overhearers- not addressed participants but clearly part of interaction. Lurking.

address- the way the rhetor addresses audience. "My group"

implicature- don't understand 100%, I think it means the use of floats when both sides understand it's a flout. Happens in blogs. Can be funny.

politeness- device that can be used to soften any throats to the way another person might want to see themselves or might want to act. "maybe"

-implicature and politeness both have shared knowledge between audience and writer.

Amber's Birthday:

-Audience is a by-stander.

-They aren't directly involved. They're looking over her shoulder. Audience may actually be lurking/overhearing. It doesn't use direct address because it's talking about Amber Rae and how she birthdays. This post is about her but the lurkers will overhear and be okay with it.
Specifics: "This is how I birthday" is a flout of convention/manner since it's not conventional grammar and the audience and blogger both understand that. Even thought it doesn't directly address that audience is lets reader focus on the picture. It's polite but there's not much text in this post.

You Make Me Better:
-The audience is a bystander.

-Amber Rae is the animator and Elizabeth Gilbert author. Amber Rae could be the principal because she's speaking these words for herself.

-They are addressed since she did post this picture on the blog. This is a really confusing post though because she clearly wrote this quote by Elizabeth Gilbert for herself. Amber Rae herself didn't write it which makes her the Animator and not the Author. However, she did paint it which means she's reinscribing it. She does use "You" in the quote but the reader needs to realize that it's simply a quote and not actually addressed to the reader from her. This post makes the reader a bystander since she's not directly addressing them.

More Observations: Amber Rae's posts are often for herself but she wants the readers to learn something/be inspired by her posts. She sometimes uses pronouns but she uses "I" a lot more than "you". She paints and draws a lot of things like inspirational quotes.

-She is addressing herself but audience is a bystander so they are also being indirectly addressed.



This blog seems to be dog themed but the majority or posts have little to nothing about dogs. (Misleaaaadinggggg- or perhaps a metaphor.)

Last 100 Barks

Best of Show

Barking Dog Photos ....These are examples of how it's dog themed.

He uses some direct address in his posts such as "Send those e-cards/e-letters". This is actually located on the sidebar on the far right side of the blog. It's almost a command. Other ways the reader is directly addressed is the use of multiple links throughout his posts. There is a lack of politeness in his little quote on the far right side: "You have to write the [blog post] that wants to be written. And if the [blog post] will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."
-- Madeleine L'Engle

^It's impolite and humorous at the same time.
I thought it was interesting how there might be a typo in one of his posts. "I have this amazing skills." At first I thought it could be a flout because of all the memes on the internet these days but Levine generally speaks with good grammar so I ended writing it off as a typo. Even the doubt made it clear to me that it wasn't a flout since in a flout the reader and author both need to understand that it's a flout for it to be one.

"I AM A SMART ASS THE INTERNET WAS MADE FOR ME" There are multiple images claiming this in his blog post about co-claiming. It's basically talking about how Flickr's purpose is to improve upon someone else's already entertaining image. Most of his posts are for the ratified participant. The audience is directly addressed although I think he could improve upon some of his techniques since sometimes the audience may become very confused. If the audience doesn't understand his post than they become bystanders and Levine seems to be okay with this as he says in his slightly impolite quote as I addressed above.

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