Communication Rhetorical Analysis

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“Communication is the purposeful, continually changing, complex process of sharing one’s opinions, thoughts, ideas, observations, personal experiences, stories, and self-concept, and the ability to receive, understand, and react to the input of others, while taking into consideration the message, the communicators and their relationship, and the other properties of communication such as ambiguity, irreversibility, and unrepeatability. In a simpler sense, it is how we humans continue to exist and make sense of our world without the endless frustration of not being able to say what we want to say and hear what we need to hear.” Purposeful. Communication, no matter how it is exhibited, always has a purpose to be served. Depending on the way it is delivered, communication sets out to fulfill a certain aim: to inform, to entertain, to persuade, or simply to affect or influence. Every form of communication, whether written or oral, verbal or non-verbal, needs to satisfy a function. According to Pendlebury (n.d.), it is best to set a purpose before starting a communicative endeavor. Having a purpose allows you to have a clearer direction of what you want to achieve and how you would want to achieve it. Pendlebury also stated that most forms of…show more content…
Communication is not only centered on sharing basic information or facts that are already justified to be true; sharing one’s perception matters more, especially since communication requires a mutual sharing of input and output. As humans, it is a basic need of ours to speak and have our points of view recognized and heard. Of the six I mentioned, the latter two, in my opinion are the most important. Sharing personal experiences and stories are vital parts of communication. It also gives us a sense of control, considering that communication between people allows them to take control of their relationships (“Ten Communication Basics”,
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