What Makes This Rhetorical, Reprise - Online Version

Take about an 1-1/2 hours for this - certainly no more than 2 hours! I'd like to let you to get a sense of what you can do in a short time.

Read the exercise through before you start. Then set aside 1-1/2 hours of time during which you won't be interrupted.

Keep the Longaker text in front of you to draw on as you work. This is a final in rhetorical analysis, so you'lll be using the terms and concepts that we've worked with this semester in your work.

The exercise

A link to a rhetorical artifact has been emailed to you. Use that artifact for this exercise.

Go to your wiki name page and create a new page titled RhetoricalReprise - followed by your initials.

1. Start by considering the following features to make some general observations. A rough paragraph or two or a set of notes would work. Take no more than half an hour for this part.

Address how this artifact persuades: that is,
Make some notes on - not necessarily in this order -

2. Now focus on one rhetorical element that you find particularly interesting in this specific case, and develop an analysis in depth and detail for the next hour. You might choose, for instance, to focus on ethos for this exercise. Your overall task it to explain how the artifact works rhetorically. If you focus on ethos, your task it to explain how the rhetor uses ethos to achieve the rhetorical ends you center on. Or you might address how the rhetors use stylistic elements ...

3. wrap up your consideration by addressing this question: What specific challenge / problem does the specific artifact pose to rhetorical analysis?


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