Rhetorical Analysis: A Call For A Low Carb Diet

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To rhetorically analyze something, the analyzer must be completely aware of everything that they read and process it as they do so. They have to notice how the text works and be able to acknowledge how it uses different tactics to effectively convey certain points. Ethos, pathos, logos, and much more… it can seem overwhelming at first, but once it is broken down into smaller pieces, it is easier to understand and tackle. After looking through several sources, there are two pieces that I am going to compare and contrast rhetorically. Additionally, they will be compared to the actual Atkin’s website. One source is a newspaper article titled A Call for a Low-Carb Diet and the second is an essay published in a newspaper called Low-Carb Diet: Lose the Bun, Not the Burger (and Heavy on the Mayo.) There are three different points of view represented in these sources: one from a professional news source, one from an everyday individual who is personally tackling the low-carb life, but still included in the…show more content…
Referring back to the tone shift in A Call for a Low-Carb Diet, the piece goes on to bring up the statistics that have been discovered that favor the low-carb lifestyle over the regular one. A Call for a Low-Carb Diet has a quote that says, “The notion that dietary fat is harmful, particularly saturated fat, arose decades ago from comparisons of disease rates among large national populations. But more recent clinical studies in which individuals and their diets were assessed over time have produced a more complex picture. Some have provided strong evidence that people can sharply reduce their heart disease risk by eating fewer carbohydrates and more dietary fat, with the exception of trans fats.” This is an example of

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