How to write a rhetorical analysis essay

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1. Given the technical language used in the article, Peirce is writing to a well-educated audience with some knowledge of philosophy and history and a willingness to other ways of thinking.

1.1. Example for sentence 4

2. Example Rhetorical Analysis Essay for MindMap

3. "Peirce's purpose is to point out the ways that people commonly establish their belief systemsin order to jolt the awareness of the reader into considering how their own belief system may the product of such methods and to consider what Peirce calls "the method of science" as a progressive alternative to the other three."

3.1. Example for sentence 3

4. Second Reading

4.1. Finding Structures

4.1.1. Parallel Structure

4.1.2. Outline Precis 3 Body Paragraphs Conclusion

4.2. Finding Strategies

4.2.1. Theme A text that creates visually descriptive or figurative language The subject or the overall meaning of a passage. Examples: Love, War, Revenge, The golden rule

4.2.2. Repetition The action of repeating a word or idea many times throughout an essay Example: Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow.

4.2.3. Imagery Example: The familiar tang of his grandmother's cranberry sauce reminded him of his youth.

4.2.4. Counterpoints When an author takes the opposite stance from their original view on a topic (typically this is used in persuasive pieces).

4.2.5. Analogies <img src=";usqp=CAU" alt="Hyperbole | What Is Hyperbole?"/> say something is like something else to make some sort of explanatory point Example: Life is like a box of chocolates Example: Although, there is plenty of examples to prove that Basketball is a dangerous sport, the negative aspects do not out weigh the positives for kids.

4.2.6. Hyperbole exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

4.2.7. Paradox a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true. Example: War is peace the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

4.2.8. Allusion an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference. Example:The rise in poverty will unlock the Pandora's box of crimes.

4.2.9. Satire the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

4.3. Finding Rhetorical Devices

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4.4. Finding Appeals

4.4.1. Logos Inductive Reasoning Using specific observations to build to an ultimate conclusion. Every quiz has been easy. Therefore, the test will be easy. Will have an inductive leap to jump from the evidence to the conclusion. Deductive Reasoning Using a specific conclusion and following with evidence. Thesis/Conclusion. Evidence. Evidence. Evidence. Syllogism Categorical Syllogism Disjunctive Syllogism Hypothetical Syllogism

4.4.2. Pathos This can be used through personal experiences or stories that give a face to the numbers and argument. Otherwise known as an emotional appeal, pathos is based on morals, values, and beliefs.

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4.4.4. Ethos Otherwise known as an ethical appeal, ethos is based on credibility and reliability of the author. How to build ethos in your paper Use credible sources Respectively address the opposition Organize your paper in a logical manner Proofread your paper If appropriate, disclose personal experience

5. reading the passage

5.1. Audience

5.1.1. who the writer intends to write to

5.1.2. This may be explicitly stated by the author in the passage, other times it will have to be implied to better understand the writing. Audience can change the whole meaning of the passage because it will have some effect on the purpose of the writing.

5.2. Purpose

5.2.1. why the writer is writing this, is it for a movement? for persuasion? or perhaps just to inform people on a topic. what ever the reason, the purpose is why the writer wants to put in the effort to write and share his or her piece.

5.2.2. Types of Purpose and ways to Identify them: Persuasion- Is the writer trying to get you to do something or believe something? Look for repetition, forceful phrases, emotive imagery, and more. Inform- Do you feel like you are learning something? Look for facts. Entertain- Look for cliffhangers, humor, jokes, and drama. Explain- Can the passage(s) be bulleted? Look for step by step instructions, recipes, and procedural outlines. Describe- Can you imagine how something looks, tastes, feels, sounds, or smells from the writing?

5.3. Message

5.3.1. What the main take away is supposed to be for the passage, usually won’t be explicitly stated. Look at imagery and metaphors as well as remember the context of the paper.

5.3.2. what the writer is trying to say to the audience

5.4. Exigence

5.4.1. The author's “why”. Exigence may come from social issues, legal issues or cultural issues

5.4.2. The reason for the writing, if it’s a persuasive speech, it will probably be identified in the opening paragraph as well as throughout. If its meant for entertainment purposes the exigence may not be as heavily present.

5.5. Writer/Speaker

5.5.1. The writer and speaker may reveal information about themselves to give credibility. Knowing who the writer is may be able to help you better understand the exigence, purpose, and message.

5.6. Context

5.6.1. the basis of the background information provided from how the writer writes, thinks, etc.

5.6.2. Historical events will have an effect on the context of the writing. If you have basic knowledge about the time period you may be able to relate to what the author is saying to something else you know that would influence the writers thinking.

6. Group 3: Rhetorical Analysis Structure

7. Group 5:

7.1. Krakauer compares McCandless to himself to defend McCandless’s actions, which develops his argument of defending McCandless. Krakauer describes his experience in Alaska as a young man and compares it to McCandless’s experience to show what McCandless could have turned out as if he had survived. Krakauer’s experience climbing the Devil’s Thumb in Alaska, is comparable to McCandless’s experience in the bus. The findings and background of Krakauer, demonstrate the same as McCandless.

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8. How to write a precis (Group 4)

8.1. S1 = Title of text, author's name, (year of publication), rhetorically accurate verb, action verb to describe what the author is doing, authors main purpose and message.

8.1.1. "Charles S. Peirce's article, "The Fixation of Belief (1877), asserts that humans have psychological and social mechanisms designed to protect and cement (or "fix") our beliefs." Example for sentence 1

8.2. S2 = patterns and observations the author uses throughout the text, or how the author structures the text.

8.2.1. "Peirce backs this claim up with descriptions of four methods of fixing belief, pointing out the effectiveness and potential weaknesses of each method" Example for sentence 2

8.3. S3 = Authors purpose, or universal audience.

8.4. S4 = identifying audience. Plant seed for conclusion.