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Rhetorical Analysis

Rhetorical Analysis

Conduct rhetorical analysis on two texts (essay, poem, newspaper cartoon, cereal box, comment from a politician, ticker at the bottom of a news or sports channel, magazine advertisement, television commercial, car manual, robo-call from a certain business or political campaign, billboard, caption on a t-shirt, etc. [remember that anything with human motive behind it, which is pretty much everything, should be considered a text]) of your choosing. Locate and analyze one rhetorical move (hasty generalization, ad hominem, appeal to tradition, sentimental appeal, on and on) at work in each of the two texts (see “Fallacies of Argument . . .” page in our EO shell and my LW page [“English 1302 Documents”] for the lists of rhetorical moves). Provide a 75+ word analysis/explanation of  the purpose/significance/intention of the rhetorical move to the audience the move is targeting.