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What is a Rhetorical Analysis Essay?
These essays examine how an author writes a piece of text
It examines all writing elements to show how it is effective or not effective
Structure-how the piece is organized
Purpose-why the piece was written
Style-the writing tricks that make it appealing and effective
Before You Begin Writing!
Find all of the rhetorical devices that the author is using.
Underline and then label each rhetorical device.
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(6) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Literary Nonfiction. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the varied structural patterns and features of literary nonfiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to analyze how rhetorical techniques (e.g., repetition, parallel structure, understatement, overstatement) in literary essays, true life adventures, and historically important speeches influence the reader, evoke emotions, and create meaning.
Example: “Stravinsky’s use of simile clearly demonstrates his disgust with those that seek favor.”
BODY PARAGRAPH MUST HAVES
Each 2-3 chunk paragraph should do the following:
Have a thesis/topic sentence (TS)
Identify the rhetorical device/strategy used (TS)
Give an example (embed the quotation-don’t copy word for word) (CD)
Tell the purpose of the rhetorical device/strategy used (COM)
Tell the effect of the rhetorical device/strategy used (COM)
Find a unifying factor or theme for the author’s purpose in using this rhetorical device/strategy (CS)
PLEASE BREAK CD-COM-COM
The last paragraph of your essay.
It may sum up ideas, reflect on what you said in your essay, or say more commentary about your subject.
Your conclusion is all commentary and does not include concrete details.
Rhetorical Analysis Essay: Writing Tips, Outline and …
In the essay I argued about the importance of keeping traditions for immigrants and I assumed that it was suitable for philosophy class but now, by rereading and analyzing it I can see how the rhetorical choices I’ve made...