Rhetoric Analysis Essay

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A rhetoric analysis is essential in identifying and analyzing written and non-academic genres. In this analysis, the rhetoric analysis focuses on two genres namely, a portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio holding his Oscar award alongside the image of a tiger mimicking a “high five” sign. The second analysis is a short article by Wong that highlights Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar award and his message on global warming. “Une photo de tiger par jour” has used several rhetoric devices such as captivating images, text, and imagery to convey his message. The picture of a Tiger showing a high five gesture depicts the use of humor and evidence to inform the audience about Leonardo’s Oscar Award and wildlife conservation. The second genre provides a short background…show more content…
In the Facebook picture, the author uses the words “You finally won an Oscar, High Five” to explain to the audience that the long-time actor has finally won the coveted prize. The tone in the picture “You finally won an Oscar. High five!” is bold and simple so that the viewers are attracted firstly. The purpose of his using “tiger high five” is to amuse the reader immediately when they see the picture at the first time. In this case, the picture has a more visual influence to the audience compared to Wong’s written text. A closer analysis of the Facebook picture reveals that the image of the ‘Tigre’ draws the readers’ attention on wildlife conservation while the written text informs the public about global warming. The location of the picture is on Facebook, which is a favorite place for the young, educated, and social people. Also, young people watch films more often and are likely to evaluate the purpose of the Tigre and Leonard’s picture. In this case, the author knows that he can inform the Facebook audience on environmental conservation matters by linking the actor’s place with that of the Tigre. However, not all Facebook users can interpret the information portrayed by “Une photo de Tigre par jour.” Some might think that the presence of the Tigre is part of the fun and fail to decode the conservation message illustrated by the author
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