Rhetorical Analysis In Backpacks Vs. Briefcases

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Rhetorical analysis is an investigation into how someone uses his/her critical reading skills to analyze text. The objective of the rhetorical analysis is the study of how the author writes, instead of what the author wrote. At that point, we need to examine the method that the author uses to attain his goal. According to Jonah G. Willihnganz “A rhetorical analysis is an examination of how a text persuades us of its point of view. It focuses on identifying and investigating the way a text communicates, what strategies it employs to connect to an audience, frame an issue, establish its stakes, make a particular claim, support it, and persuade the audience to accept the claim”. From that definition, we are going to analyze Carroll’s essay about…show more content…
Briefcases: Steps toward Rhetorical Analysis”, Carroll describes the need for rhetorical analysis to assist in decoding the purpose and intent behind a cornucopia of the situation we faced daily. She elucidates the subject by describing the steps that we need to effectively to do it. She points out how we analyze people around us by making quickly a conclusion to the person that we are analyzing. As a student, it is important that we use Rhetorical Analysis as a strategy to communicate effectively. For example, when we write an essay, we need to show how the text convinces us of its position. As a citizen, it is important to use rhetorical analysis in our daily life. It is a great tool to sort out questions about politics and relationship. For example, during the election period, we should use rhetorical analysis to analyze the candidate’s message to critical thinking skill to determine whether or not their words are true. From my experiences, one of the example that I use rhetorical analysis is that I grabbed my box of Cheerios and noticed something I never picked up on before. The box said, "Love your heart so you can....do what you love." This stunned me because I realized that the box was subconsciously telling me that I love to eat Cheerios (which I do) and simultaneously telling me that they are good for my heart so I should eat
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