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Rhetorical Devices in Mark Antony’s Funerary Speech from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar - While giving speeches, people use certain rhetorical devices with the intention of obtaining a certain outcome. In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Mark Antony stands on the capitol steps, addressing Rome’s countrymen. He speaks on the demerits of Brutus on March 15, 44 B.C. at the capitol building in Rome, just after Brutus assassinated a beloved ruler. In his speech, Antony urges the Romans to recognize Julius Caesar’s merits and Brutus and the conspirator’s immoral act, all while adopting the persona of an emotional friend of the people....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis]
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How to Perform Rhetorical Analysis - How to Perform Rhetorical Analysis Becoming a critical reader means learning to recognize audiences, writers, points of view and purposes, and to evaluate arguments. In addition to the rhetorical triangle, structure of an argument, and rhetorical appeals, you should look at the following devices used by authors when performing critical analysis. Keep in mind too that these are only some of the devices, and that authors may use other rhetorical devices as well. Word choice Denotative language....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis Essays] 503 words
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Rhetorical Strategies Used by President George W. Bush - Rhetorical Strategies Used by President George Bush After the September 11 Terrorist Attacks On September 11, 2001, the Islamist terrorist group known as al-Qaeda launched a series of terrorist attacks on the United States of America, specifically in the New York City and Washington D.C areas. Nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four planes with the intention of using them as suicide attacks that would crash those planes into designated buildings, or targets. Two of the four passenger jets were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, both of which collapsed entirely within two hours of being hit....   [tags: Rhetorical Strategies ]
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Rhetorical Analysis of Speech a Speech by George W. Bush - In this paper I am going to discuss the rhetorical appeals, as well as the argumentative structure, audience and purpose set forth by George W. Bush in his September 27 speech in Flagstaff, Arizona. More specifically I will refer to the rhetorical appeals of ethos, pathos and logos, and explain how they are used to gain the support and attention of the audience and further the further the purpose of the speech. As I explain these appeals I will also give an insight into the argumentative structure and why it is apparent in this particular speech....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis of Speech] 1144 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of President Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Speech - Rhetorical Analysis of President Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Speech The Pearl Harbor address to the nation is probably one of the most famous speeches made throughout time. In this essay I will evaluate the rhetorical effectiveness of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famous speech and show that his speech is a successful argument for the United States of America. I will focus on the speaker's credibility, all the different appeals made throughout the speech, as well as the purpose and the audience of the speech....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis of Speech] 832 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Andrew Shepherd's Speech in Movie, The American President - A president has to have character, right. I mean, if the leader of the free world has no substance, nothing special about him, then how do we as citizens know that he is capable as far as foreign policies go. How do we know that we can trust him to make wise decisions. How do we know that he will tell us the truth. This concept is exactly what fictional president Andrew Shepherd successfully conveys in his “Address to the Press on Bob Rumson and the Crime Bill.” In the movie, The American President, Andrew Shepherd becomes romantically involved with crime bill lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis of Speech] 1074 words
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The Rhetorical Situation - This paper serves two purposes, the first describing the elements that are needed to construct an effective augment and second how to use these elements to achieve your goal. The topic which I selected is; of trying juveniles as adults who commit serious crimes and allowing the reader to make an inform decision on the facts that are presented. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, rhetorical is defined as the concerned with the art of speaking or writing formally and effectively to persuade or influence people....   [tags: T.R.A.C.E. Analysis] 815 words
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Free Will and the Rhetorical Situation - Free Will and the Rhetorical Situation Lloyd F. Bitzer’s article, “The Rhetorical Situation”, is an account of what he calls the “rhetorical situation” as what he believes to be the conditions necessary for compelling a rhetorician to engage in rhetoric (35). It is Bitzer’s position that a work of rhetoric comes into existence as a response to the call of a certain state of affairs in the world (32). Furthermore, Bitzer claims that when we find ourselves in such “situations”, we are compelled to engage in rhetoric in order to restore the balance that we find lacking (34)....   [tags: Sociology]
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Response to Bitzer's Rhetorical Situation - In The Rhetorical Situation, Lloyd F. Bitzer argues that what makes a situation rhetorical is similar to that which constitutes a moral action as he writes that, “an act is moral because it is an act performed in a situation of a certain kind; similarly, a work is rhetorical because it is a response to a situation of a certain kind”.(3) By defining the rhetorical situation in this way, Bitzer further contends that rhetoric is a means to altering reality. (4) It is through the use of discourse that one is capable of changing reality through thought and action....   [tags: Analysis, Bitzer] 2243 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of President Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Speech - “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941- a date which will live in infamy- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan” (1). These are the words Franklin Delano Roosevelt chose to begin his Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan. FDR’s speech was a call to arms, and in his speech he expressed outrage towards Japan and confidence in inevitable triumph. The speech was a request to declare war against Japan and to bring the United States into World War II....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis of Speech] 1255 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of The Gettysburg Address - Four and a half months after the Union defeated the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. He gave the Union soldiers a new perspective on the war and something to fight for. Before the address, the Civil War was based solely on states’ rights. Lincoln’s speech has the essence of America and the ideals that were put into the Declaration of Independence by the founders. The sixteenth president of the United States was capable of using his speech to turn a war on states rights to a war on slavery and upholding the principles that America was founded upon....   [tags: The Gettysburg Address] 778 words
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A Rhetorical Examination of The Homeless and Their Children - In “The Homeless and Their Children”, author Jonathon Kozol explains how poverty and homelessness can go hand in hand, but he also shows his readers that the government in New York City during the 1980’s did not really attempt to assist those in need. The author shows us how the homeless and illiterate struggled by sharing with us an interview with a young woman called Laura who resided in a massive welfare hotel. Kozol did not find it necessary to write this piece in a persuasive tone, or a compassionate tone, or even an angry tone to get his message across....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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A Rhetorical Perspective on the Issue of WikiLeaks - Menace or Assurance. : A Rhetorical Perspective on the Issue of WikiLeaks Founded in 2006 by Australian journalist Julian Assange, the website WikiLeaks had quickly risen in infamy over the past few years (Majerol 19). The controversial website had posted hundreds of thousands of classified documents about the Iraq and Afghanistan war, revealing government cover-ups, a secret assassination unit and the killing of civilians among many things. The release of these confidential documents has produced two opposing views on whether or not WikiLeaks is a good thing (Pilger 18)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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A Rhetorical Criticism of Tiger Woods - On April 21st, 2010, an American golfer whose achievements made him a legend found himself behind a podium, defending his actions in front of a crowd of family, friends, and a public whom he had shocked. In 2009, Tiger Woods experienced the biggest blow to his career in the form of a car crash and infidelity scandal. Not only was he married with two kids, but he was easily identifiable as a positive role model for children across the world. His actions challenged the core of American morals and raised feelings of contempt among the public....   [tags: Public Speaking]
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Rhetorical Analysis of Demise of Language - Rhetorical Analysis Pathos is the most effective appeal used in Food, Inc. because many strong visual images evoke the viewer’s emotions. The food industry’s maltreatment of farm animals provides several examples of pathos. A particularly disturbing scene of a close up of a dying chicken lying on his back, bleeding and gasping for air appears early in the film when a farmer allows cameras into her chicken houses. A farmer, Carole Morrison, explains quite candidly that the chickens are grown too quickly and that their bodies cannot support the rapidly growing internal organs and oversized breasts....   [tags: Film, Analysis, Rhetoric] 1137 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Game of Shadows - Referred to by many as an American past time, the game of baseball has evolved from just a game that was once played by soldiers in between tours overseas to a nationally televised sport that attracts billions of viewers a year. Created in 1860 by a New York man named Alexander Cartwright, “town ball”, or as we call it baseball, was first played in a local park on the outskirts of Hoboken, New Jersey. In his book, Game of shadows, Mark Fainaru–Wada explains how the stresses of being the best forced players to cheat and use anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs (PED’s) to match and outcompete their competitors....   [tags: Barry Bonds, doping] 620 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Two Sentences - Rhetoric may refer to the practice of argumentation that aims to influence or modify the perspectives of the target audience (Herrick, 2005, p. 3). Critically analysing the rhetoric context of an article could help us better apprehend the writer’s rhetoric moves as analytical readers, and attain useful techniques to improve as proficient writers. This essay will be evaluating and comparing the following sentences, which both successfully delivered powerful messages within the gender equality arena yet vary in terms of their rhetorical situation, rhetorical appeals, tone, structure and style....   [tags: women, race, strategy] 980 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of The Killer Instinct - ... Being rough is in boy's its own nature and simply restricting war toys from boys won't change their nature as they would even enjoy punching. In addition, Thomas Sally puts an example of her kids using sticks available in nature as their war tools for their satisfaction even though they were not actually encouraged for their act. After all these reasoning, Thomas Sally puts put another statement as "I implored my son, 'Don't be rough, Be gentle.' I might as well have said, 'Stop being a Boy.' " Thomas Sally puts up reasoning in a manner of sequence, which makes sense and enhances the effect of reasoning that is coming forth....   [tags: emotions, violence, persuasive] 862 words
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A Rhetorical Analysis of Superman - Since the late 1930s, Superman has been a pop culture icon in American history. As a comic book super hero, Superman has been a “symbol of hope to a struggling nation” (Look Up in the Sky. The Amazing Story of Superman) throughout American history. Based on the criteria identified by Jencks who states, “Not only does a rhetorical object express the values. . . ideologies, hopes, fears, religion, [and] social structure,” (qtd. in Burgchardt 608) Superman is clearly an example of a rhetorical object....   [tags: American history pop culture icons]
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The Argument Culture: Rhetorical Analysis - The Argument Culture: Rhetorical Analysis An old adage says, “In quarreling, the truth is always lost,” (Bolander, 1987). The truth is often considered subjective; it depends on circumstances, time, and many other variables. We understand that what is truth to one may not be truth to another, and after reading Dr. Tannen’s work, I realized that she has done exactly what she said exacerbates the argumentative culture we live in today. She has looked at only two sides. Due to this, I would call into question Dr....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Adam and Eve Rhetorical Strategies - In “The Diary of Adam” and “The Diary of Eve,” Mark Twain writes of the lives of Adam and Eve from The Book of Genesis in a comical manner. Adam and Eve are newly conceived and are incipient to the world. Eve chases Adam in a vivacious manner while Adam continuously tries to elude her. Then, Eve makes the critical mistake of eating the forbidden fruit, and both Adam and Eve are expelled from the Garden of Eden. The couple then discovers what they think is a fish but in reality is a human baby. In both of these short stories, Twain uses humor, imagery, and stereotypes to portray a central message....   [tags: The Diary of Adam, The Diary of eve, mark twain] 974 words
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Rhetorical Analysis: The Argument Culture - “We have new arrivals for spring season. What about this new style checked sweater. This sweater is vastly popular nowadays because many popular actresses are wearing this in several TV dramas. I think this sweater would be great for you because it matches with your sky-blue skirt. Also we are making an allowance of 40% for this item. It would be good for you, ma’am.” You can often see this situation in every shop, but this shop assistant gives prominence to that new style sweater by saying that it is a low risk of trend style, considering guest’s figure, and also letting guest know that it’s on sale....   [tags: persuasion, ethos, pathos, logos]
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Rhetorical Choices in Political Speeches - Every four years during any US Presidential election overzealous patriotism hits an all time high, and it truly shows with the citizen turnout at the newly elected President’s inaugural ceremony. In the months leading up to election day, Presidential candidates attempt to persuade voters to cast ballots in their favor through different forms of advertising which contains strategic rhetoric and political language. Political language otherwise known as “political propaganda”, is designed to influence masses of people within a nation, and even across the globe....   [tags: analysis, US presidential election campaigns] 1906 words
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Rhetorical Devices and Ambiguity - Rhetorical devices are used in almost everything that we read, watch, or listen to. Literary Devices (2014) defines rhetoric as “Rhetoric is technique of using language effectively and persuasively in spoken or written form. It is an art of discourse, which studies and employs various methods to convince, influence or please an audience” (para. 1). While the history of rhetoric dates back to ancient Greece and was reserved to be used by only noble people today we see it used everywhere. Some of the more common rhetorical devices that are used today include oxymoron, sarcasm, irony, and contradiction....   [tags: language, discourse, pathos]
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Rhetorical Analysis of Othello - Picture this- William Harold Shakespeare, the most coveted playwriter in the history of the world, sitting at his desk, perspicaciously pondering over what shall become his most prominant and delicated tragedy of yet. Of course, given what little is known about Shakespeere displays, such deepseated imagery cannot simply be accomplished without first the propriety of haste and vinction.And yet, his very own rhetorical vibe displays allows such a vague pictoration to be concieved. Throughout the whole of Othello, the great Shakespeare remarks through an astounding displays show of pronouns, allitteration, and cacophonous diction his own resentment of both the King of Italy and the poor conditi...   [tags: analytical essay] 737 words
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Gettysburg Address Rhetorical Analysis - Four and a half months after the Union defeated the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. He gave the Union soldiers a new perspective on the war and a reason to fight in the Civil War. Before the address, the Civil War was based on states’ rights. Lincoln’s speech has the essence of America and the ideals that were instilled in the Declaration of Independence by the Founders. The sixteenth president of the United States was capable of using his speech to turn a war on states’ rights to a war on slavery and upholding the principles that America was founded upon....   [tags: Gettysburg Address Essay] 893 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Speech John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech - John F Kennedy delivered one of the finest speeches on January 20, 1961 after being sworn into office. His inauguration speech was so powerful that it captured the entire nations attention, and quotes from it are still remembered by people today. It is one of the finest speeches ever written. It provides a strong appeal to pathos, ethos and logos, and it is because of this that people who never heard the speech can quote lines from it. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis of Speech]
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Speech Rhetorical Analysis - ... One of Johnson’s most important speeches – and one that helped bring about these vitally important changes - was his “We Shall Overcome” speech, named after a protest song that became a key anthem of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. A prominent rhetorical device Johnson use is logical appeal. Logical appeal is used when the speaker/writer is trying to persuade the audience by using logic. A speaker might use logical appeal to support her/his argument with statistics and facts to make her/his case harder to deny....   [tags: President Lyndon Baines, earnest, sympathetic] 892 words
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A Rhetorical Analysis of Article in Medical Journal - Family Psychoeducation for Schizophrenia has previously been supported in treatment recommendations and guidelines for best practise in hospitals. In their review of 15 new studies in the area, Lisa Dixon M.D (University of Maryland), Curtis Adams M.D (University of Maryland) and Alicia Luckstead M.D (University of Maryland) reinforce support for family psychoeducation for schizophrenia. The review “Update on Family Psychoeducation for Schizophrenia” aims to persuade the readership of the effectiveness of family psychoeducation and its remaining relevance....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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A Rhetorical Analysis: of I Have a Dream - In Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech, King makes use of an innumerable amount of rhetorical devices that augment the overall understanding and flow of the speech. King makes the audience feel an immense amount of emotion due to the outstanding use of pathos in his speech. King also generates a vast use of rhetorical devices including allusion, anaphora, and antithesis. The way that King conducted his speech adds to the comprehension and gives the effect that he wants to rise above the injustices of racism and segregation that so many people are subjected to on a daily basis....   [tags: Martin Luther King]
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Rhetorical Choices Analysis - In 2009 I wrote an essay Importance of Keeping Traditions for my Philosophy course where my audience was the professor and classmates. The requirements for the project were to be able to write an argumentative essay, to show a student’s point of view and his/her writing skills as well, to implement a good reasoning. In order to write a strong argumentative essay I had to follow requirements such as: structure it correctly and provide enough evidence to support my arguments. 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...   [tags: quotations, personalization, generalization]
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Rhetorical Analysis of a Visit to the Town Park - ... The fountain gets polluted when a lot of leaves settle in the bed of water over a longer epoch of time and gives a glimpse of a dead land. People passing by the fountain are throwing tissue papers and disposables in the fountain as if this is the trash can. The water bed is now covered with the rotten garbage. This is such a tragic view and it spreads darkness and gloom over the heart of observers. Rhetorical Analysis I chose Town Park for my descriptions in this paper. I enjoyed writing about the park, because I visit here quite often but it was a fun learning experience observing things so closely....   [tags: environment, details, fountain] 582 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Gravity Defyer Shoes - Rhetorical Analysis of Gravity Defyer Shoes Gravity Defying Footwear has put to use certain rhetorical techniques in their advertizing campaign, which can be seen in publications like “Automobile” and “National Geographic.” Their primary question: “Shoes on Steroids?” This advertisement has been circulating since 2005; the shoe was designed by a man named Alexander Elnekaveh, “an inventor, engineer and entrepreneur who has designed and developed hundreds of original inventions” (Alexander). He holds patents for numerous gadgets, innovation, and unique products around the globe....   [tags: advertisment, new inventions]
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Rhetorical analysis of Michael Gerson's article - The transition from a convenience based to a cost conscious economy has certainly been a rough path for the western world especially the United States. After the recent economic turmoil that received extensive media coverage during the first decade of the 21st centaury, budget trims is a common knowledge from small business organizations to large multi-national corporations. This is evident in the privileges and conveniences consumers and employees receive at an establishment. A classic example of revenue management and optimization is in the airline industry....   [tags: The Real World Effects of Budget Cuts, Analysis]
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Intertextual Analysis of Rhetorical Devices in Advertising - Introduction Advertising is a prominent genre in virtually all contemporary societies. It is closely connected with social economy, enterprise development, market exploitation, foreign trade and people’s daily life. It is ubiquitous and widely disseminated through newspapers, magazines, journals, television, radios, posters, etc. We may be often annoyed by advertisements, however, sometimes we may find them exceedingly useful. Anyway, advertisements have played and are playing an important role in this commercial era....   [tags: Advertising, Memetic Approach]
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Rhetorical Analysis on Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell - In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers, he defines an outlier as someone who does something out of the ordinary or differently. The author is very credible and has a few awards for writing, “Outliers.” We should listen to Gladwell because some of his information is knowledgeable and can help with everyday life. His purpose is to teach us about the many rules that are being described in the book. The main intended audience would have to be the world and how he displays his values to millions of people....   [tags: key points, practice, succeed]
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Rhetorical Appeals and Ethical Argument Analysis - Rhetorical Appeals and Ethical Argument “The Word “Nigga” Is Only for Slaves and Sambos” was written by Rob Nelson and first published in a university newspaper in North Carolina. Later on, the article was so meaningful that it was re-published in the academic journal, the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. In the article “The Word “Nigga” is only for Slaves and Sambos”, Rob Nelson uses ethos, logos, and especially skillful pathos appeals based on the history of slavery and the illustration about the future of African American, to prove why he thinks the “N-word” is not acceptable....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Rhetorical Analysis: Growing Up Empty - Rhetoric is the art of using language to persuade an audience. Writers and speakers often use rhetoric appeals. Aristotelian Rhetoric appeals are used in arguments to support claims and counter opposing arguments. Rhetoric used four different approaches to capture its audience’s attention: pathos, logos, and ethos. Pathos bases its appeal on provoking strong emotion from an audience. Ethos builds its appeal based on good moral character of the writer or speaker and relies on good sense and good will to influence its audience....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Loretta Shwartz] 1808 words
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Restaurant Rhetorical Analysis Essay: Lorea - ... Not only does this method require meticulous preparation, clean-up is tedious. Needless to say, this technique is not practiced at most coffee shops, thus differentiating Lorca from the surrounding competition. Also unique to Lorca are the homemade churros, a traditional Mexican dessert served for those craving a taste not easily found in the States. Layla Dam, owner of Lorca, makes piping hot Churros to order. The fried choux pastry contains butter, water, flour, and eggs with a high moisture content, rather than a raising agent, to puff the pastry....   [tags: coffee, favors, staff, artwork] 1134 words
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What does Tone have to do with it? - ... This is an aggressive approach intended to rile X’s audience. However, extreme emotions can frighten an audience, but X helped to negate this problem by adding humor to his speech as well. At one point X states that religion is not the topic for their discussions and adds, “because if it hasn’t done anything more for you than it has, you need to forget it anyway” (342). The jokes that are distributed throughout X’s speech creates a window for his more extreme opinions to slide through. On the other hand, King uses a conciliatory and calming tone in his essay....   [tags: rhetorical analysis, rhetrical devices] 1463 words
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Rhetorical Concepts as Skills for Being a Communication Major - Before taking this class I thought I was not going to learn much and thought that I would only be writing a lot of paper's for a grade. Before taking this class I had forgotten how to effectively prepare, write, and revise an essay. Before taking this class it was hard for me to sit down and be able to write long, in-depth paper's. Before taking this class I thought that highschool would be the last time I had to take classes that involved writing and literature. Before this class I did not know that I was going to declare my major in communications, and did not know how useful Composition 150 was going to be....   [tags: writing, composition]
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Rhetorical Figures in Leda and the Swan - Rhetorical Figures in Leda and the Swan    "Leda and the Swan," a sonnet by William Butler Yeats, describes a rape.  According to Perrine, "the first quatrain describes the fierce assault and the foreplay; the second quatrain, the act of intercourse; the third part of the sestet, the sexual climax" (147).  The rape that Yeats describes is no ordinary rape: it is a rape by a god.  Temporarily embodied in the majestic form of a swan, Zeus, king of the gods, consummated his passion for Leda, a mortal princess (Perrine 147).  The union produced two offspring: Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra, Agamemnon's wife.  In recounting this "momentous rape" with "large consequences for the future," (Perri...   [tags: Leda and the Swan Essays]
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Rhetorical Analysis of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... No one thinks large parties to be “intimate” and to provide privacy. The irony in Jordan’s comment furthers the purpose of the importance of substance in relationships because it shows Jordan to be a person that isn’t going to socialize in a personal way. Jordan shows that people can be very impersonal and gives an understanding of someone isn’t important. Fitzgerald’s purpose is also shown when Nick’s father tells him not to criticize people, because you don’t know their situation (1). This shows the importance of developing relationships, because if people really took the time to delve into a relationship they might be more mindful of someone’s situation....   [tags: relationship, truth, consequences] 820 words
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The Rhetorical in the Music of The Tempest - The Rhetorical in the Music of The Tempest In the midst of a Shakespearean play, there has and always will be a ghost that hovers over the actors and the audience. This is a ghost with a purpose, a ghost I call rhetoric. In every Shakespeare play, there exists an energy that has the power to persuade the audience to feel or believe something that Shakespeare believed. This energy breathes through the dialogue, the props and especially the music. The audience and the play engage in an exchange of question and answer to assist society in working through human dilemmas....   [tags: Tempest essays]
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Effectiveness of Rhetorical Devices Used in Two Articles - Critical Rhetorical Analysis In order for me to analyze the effectiveness of the rhetorical devices used in two separate articles, I read “Outsourcing: the good, the bad and the inevitable” first to analyze then read the other article, “Ban Outsourcing. Bad Idea.” One rhetorical device used in the first article I read was analogy when outsourcing is being compared. “Outsourcing is either the smartest business practice since the development of the assembly line, allowing companies to shave double-digit percentage points off their bottom lines, or the most repugnant, directly responsible for exporting good-paying U.S....   [tags: critical analysis, literary tools]
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Rhetorical Analysis of President Obama's Inauguration Speech - On January 20, 2009, President Obama was officially inaugurated and sworn in as the forty-fourth president of the United States of America. The tradition of being inaugurated requires the president to give a speech about the goals they want to reach during their presidency. The president must make a speech that appeals to the audience while being professional. Rhetoric is a useful strategy to utilize in speech making. Obama uses rhetoric to achieve presenting his message of creating hope and change together in America while fixing the economic and social challenges and issues left behind from the previous president....   [tags: Rhetoric of Inauguration Speech] 1403 words
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Rhetorical Devices in Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities - The author of A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens, uses a plethora of figurative language and rhetorical devices throughout the novel. Dickens’ reasoning for the use of these types of devices is to make the story not only more enjoyable for the reader, but to also add a more complex understanding to the novel. Using these types of devices will make the person who is reading the novel think about what point Dickens is trying to make, while trying to keep the reader entertained. The figurative language that is being operated throughout the novel gives the plot a more complex understanding that can be hard for many to understand and for people to comprehend the reasoning that Dickens has for...   [tags: Thematic Elements, Economic Struggle]
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The Rhetorical Force of Landscape Art - The Rhetorical Force of Landscape Art Why talk about a rhetoric of images. The most obvious answer is that we live in an image-saturated society and a relevant rhetoric must pay attention to images, that W. J. T. Mitchell is right when he suggests that the rhetorical turn is being displaced by the pictorial turn. Beyond the obvious, the answers are multiple and layered. I want to suggest some answers by looking at some old pictures: Carleton Watkins' landscape photographs of Yosemite and William Henry Jackson's landscape photographs and Thomas Moran's water colors and paintings of Yellowstone....   [tags: Art Artistic Arts Essays]
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An Analysis of Mary Fisher's Speech, A Whisper of Aids - On August 19, 1992 in Houston, Texas, Mary Fisher, the HIV-positive daughter of prominent Republican fundraiser Max Fisher, gives her keynote speech “A Whisper of Aids” to the Republican National Convention (1). Fisher’s purpose is “to lift the shroud of silence which has been draped over the issue of HIV/AIDS” epidemic (1). Fisher succeeds in her overall persuasiveness by effectively using ethos, logos, and pathos throughout her address to the conservative Republican Party to advocate for awareness, education, and the prevention of HIV/AIDS....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis]
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