rhetorical analysis

  • Rhetorical criticism is an approach to criticism that is at least as old as Plato. In the Phaedrus, Plato has Socrates examine a speech by Lysias to determine whether or not it is praiseworthy.

    examples

  • (example) an item of information that is typical of a class or group; “this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome”; “there is an example on page 10”
  • A person or thing regarded in terms of their fitness to be imitated or the likelihood of their being imitated
  • (example) model: a representative form or pattern; “I profited from his example”
  • A thing characteristic of its kind or illustrating a general rule
  • A printed or written problem or exercise designed to illustrate a rule
  • (example) exemplar: something to be imitated; “an exemplar of success”; “a model of clarity”; “he is the very model of a modern major general”

examples of rhetorical analysis

Emily Brackman

Emily Brackman
Emily Brackman talking about her thesis, “Food in the American Experience: A Rhetorical Analysis of Attempts to Change How We Grow and Consume.” Photo by Bill Thompson.

Emily Brackman

Emily Brackman
Emily Brackman reading from her thesis, “Food in the American Experience: A Rhetorical Analysis of Attempts to Change How We Grow and Consume.”
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