Bitzer Discusses The Rhetorical Situation Analysis

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Bitzer’s article discusses the rhetorical situation. A rhetorical situation does not mean merely understanding the context in which the speech is located. This mean that it does not refer to the setting in which the communication between speaker, audience, subject, and purpose takes place. A work is rhetorical because it is a response to a situation of a certain kind. A rhetorical situation contains three parts. One of those parts is the exigence. This is something that is waiting to be done. It is the reason. According to Bitzer not all exigences are rhetorical. The second part is the audience. The audience involves only those individuals who are capable of being swayed by discourse and of being mediators of change. Bitzer states that the

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