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Each aspect deserves 5 - 7 sentences or points each. Perhaps more. As Longaker notes, understanding a rhetorical message depends on understanding the presuppositions in which that specific message and the interaction is embedded.

=== A description of the artifact ===

Describe the tweet, both the text and image. Consider the date, time, place. Our focus is on the text and image of the tweet, but the replies will help you infer elements of the situation. For the text, consider length, the nature of the sentence (it isn't one), the level of formality ....

- I notice lots of things immediately. The books, the words "decluttering" and "eclectic" and the authors name, Frances Bell.
- The text is simple, maybe Arial font, black, and "eclectic" is in blue. The photo is a colorful close up of books on a bookshelf, but not quite close enough to pick out titles-- at least for me, I need to zoom in and study the names more. When I do, I see they are somewhat of an eclectic collection: design, technology, theory, culture-- these are the ones I can read.
- The date was almost exactly a year ago, in or near Manchester-- either in New Hampshire or in England. A quick peek at her web page indicates she may be from England as she used the UK spelling of "programmes" and "organising" on the actual Tweet--and she posts a lot of UK news. A closer look and Google of "Macclesfield" shows she lives in England.
- She doesn't use "I" in her sentences-- either in her tweet or in her bio. Her sentences are more declarative-- unless there is a better way to describe them-- they contain no subject.
- Formality is low; she seems to communicate casually yet professionally.
- Her cover photo has a circle of gold stars-- a reference to the flag of Europe

=== the implied rhetor ===

From the artifact, what can you infer about the implied rhetor? Not just demographic info but values, beliefs, knowledge ...

- From her bio, I see that she (Frances Bell's persona/implied rhetor) is a woman (from her name I originally thought her a man).
- From "friendwifemothersisterauntcousin" I gather that she sees all her relationships as "running together"-- meaning as women, we tend to view all of life in one big drawer entitled "life." (Supposedly men have many drawers and each is labeled something: relationships, work, play, etc. and they can only have one open at a time. Somewhere I heard this). So maybe she has a few drawers-- "relationships" and "work/study" and "rest/play" -- all this from her one super-compounded word.
- It's interesting how she puts everything first, letting the more historically feminine art of knitting show up right before "feminism." As if to say "I love to knit and I'm still a feminist." (I'm sure lots of feminists knit. Coming from my background, knitting was for your grandmother and uber-conservative-home-schoolers that raised their own sheep and spun their own wool. Not sure everyone sees that connotation, but I wonder, being that she placed it so close to feminism.)
- Seeing the words "itinerant scholar" coupled with the no-subject sentence portrays her as intelligent.

=== the intended addressee ===

From the artifact, what can you infer about the intended addressee? Again, not just basic info but values, beliefs, knowledge ...

- She seems to be addressing people who at least know her a little and are interested in what she's tweeting. I suppose that's one of the beauties of Twitter-- you "follow" people who share your interests. Wheras in Facebook you follow people you know, whether you share their interests or not.
- People who read her page are most likely familiar with news in the UK, scholars, and/or her work.
- Scrolling through some of her recent tweets, she also appears to very much enjoy nature and the outdoors.

=== the occasion ===

From the artifact, infer the **specific** occasion. This is part of kaios, along with the exigence. Something occasions the rhetor to tweet and so shapes the text.

- The specific occasion of her tweet: she's organizing. She noticed the range of topics of books on her shelf and thought it worth sharing because she knows many share her thinking. She notes later in the responses that she has all her fiction alphabetized but not her NF.
- Maybe she's "decluttering" her mind space as well, and the tweet is a note on how she has too much (possibly) going on in her head at all times. Maybe she's thinking it's time to simplify. It's September, right before we start cocooning for winter months (and the UK does as well). Perhaps she's thinking of the upcoming long months indoors and wants to refresh her mind on all that is available to her in her bookcase, and therefore give herself a game plan for the long cold months ahead.
- Interesting to note here then the colors of the books-- very autumn like.

=== the exigence ===

From the artifact, infer the exigence.

- Of the Tweet itself: She's a woman who balances many areas of life together. Like me, like many women: we like to have our ducks in a row. Many of us are thinking that winter is coming and we will have long hours of keeping warm and keeping our minds active-- what to do? What books to I have? I've been gardening all summer-- I can't remember what's on my shelf. I can't remember what I was into last spring before good weather called me outside....where do I pick up? This is what I believe we have in common.
- Of her Twitter page: she speaks because she feels strongly about things. Isn't that why we all speak-- tweet-- facebook post--blog--write--sing--work? We have this inherent feeling of something is important. I post on my facebook mostly to pursue peace. I want people to feel peace about themselves and their lives, I want them to understand themselves and other people. She appears to Tweet for the same reasons-- because she wants people to understand what she sees as important in the world.

=== the kind of discourse===

Deliberative, judicial, epideictic. There are two kinds of discourse involved: one in words and text, and another in image.

- Deliberative. She is attempting to persuade in a (mostly) low-key way. The tweet we are looking at specifically makes me feel like I don't read enough and I should read more. In fact, when I first thought Frances was a man, my immediate thought was he was boasting about his widely-read collection of books. (!) Then I realized that was sexist of me when I found Frances was a woman and I no longer felt that way. Amazing what comes out of your thinker without you knowing it at first.
- Her words are clear, straightforward. Images -- the same. She doesn't seem overly-intellectual in the sense that the average person can't understand her. In that sense she's persuasive, because you trust that in her.

===the forum and genre ===

This is going to need some consideration. It's not enough to note that the forum is Twitter. Consider the aspects of that forum that the rhetor uses to shape the artifact. Spend some time considering the 140 character limit, for instance; the structure of following others; the use of an image and a hashtag.

- Twitter looks like a newsfeed, sorta like Facebook, but without ads. Looks like you can "follow" companies but they don't have ads on the sidebars. Although they do have "promoted tweets" that look like ads.
- Except for the tweet-ers that ARE advertisements...
- Upon perusing some other twitter pages, I'm starting to see the appeal. Twitter is the zappy one liner to Facebook's monologue.
- And hashtags are way cooler than tags anyway
- otherwise I'm having a hard time considering this. Maybe I need a glass of wine and then try again.

=== the physical material ===

Even texts on screens have physical presence. They are on various screens on devices. On large screens, texts show up on windows they share with other texts and images. Digital messages also have physical side in their creation: cameras, on-screen or physical keyboards. So creating tweets has a physical dimension that influences the rhetorical construction and reception of the message. How is the rhetor using these?

- I noticed that our girl Frances recently seemed to start using a larger font for her tweets. This is smart-- her tweets stick out and I naturally look at them first.
- She also chose to have her color blue-- which matches the tags, links, and hashtags. So her page is blue and white, basically. Makes it cleaner and easier to read/see

=== the presuppositions ===

Draw on what you have inferred from your consideration above and what can discover readily by reviewing the twitter stream. The more you develop this, the more you will understand the text and how it works rhetorically.

- education
- organization
- valuing people personally
- wide breadth of interests (eclectic)
- hard work
- socializing (from feed)

===the issue or question===

From the artifact, and what you have considered above, infer the issue or question. It may not be a big one. It may not play a large part in the rhetorical exchange, but there will be an issue or question present that the tweet responded to or managed.

- The question is how do I organize my life? Not just my physical life, but my mind space-- I can order my fiction but I have a hard time ordering my NF.

Draw on y0ur notes to compose a couple of informal but extensive paragraphs about how this tweet responded to or managed kairos in this particular rhetorical situation. (see L&W, pp 20-21)

Frances Bell's tweet managed kairos or "the supreme moment" very well. Fall is a time of re-thinking, gathering, dusting off, putting away and getting out, organizing, preparing. It's a time of change-- and being that she's a woman and I don't know how old, that could be something on her mind as well. She spent her day decluttering her study, but her NF books need organizing. She comments that her fiction is alphabetized but her NF needs work...I can't help but think this points to how the "non-fiction" of our lives is often just too messy to put under neat categories. Fiction can be put in neat slots. Life? Not so much.

The colors of her books also lend to the "fall" or "autumn" of this post. There is a lot of orange and yellow and green. The titles that I can see are eclectic-- major themes seem to be theory, design, digital media, mentoring & education-- which reflect what we know of her via her bio. It rather makes sense to me that all these things would be on her bookshelf when she describes herself in one word as "friendwifemothersisterauntcousin." :woman. Woman who reads and learns and teaches. Of course her bookshelf is an eclectic mess. This makes perfect sense to me.

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