Complete a 4-5 page, typed, double-spaced, MLA-formatted paper that follows the directions given, below.
Compose a rhetorical analysis of a New York Times editorial article found at the link below. This analysis will contain an argument about how the author of the article uses rhetoric to attempt to gain cooperation from his or her intended audience.
LINK: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/editorialsandoped/oped/columnists/index.html Nothing older than January 2011. So any article from January 2011 to the present is okay.
Rhetorical Analysis can be defined as an effort to understand how people attempt to influence others through language and more broadly every kind of important symbolic action- speeches, articles, books, movies, television, songs. Use Rhetorical Features inventio, dispostio, pronuntiatia and decorum. Also uses of eths, pathos, logos and how does the author use these to effectively get his or her argument across to the reader. Rhetorical analysis ca be either contextual or textual. Please explain.
1)Describe briefly the argument, including where it was published, how long it is, and who wrote it. Supply the necessary background on the argument issue .
2)Analyze the content by deciding what motivated the author? What is his or her purpose for writing the argument? Who is the intended audience? Does author borrow and arguments or concepts from anything else they may have written?
3) What is the main claim?
Reasons to support this claim.
How is argument organized?
4)What are components, and why are they presented in the order?
Analyze the ETHOS
. How does writer represent himself or herself? Does writer have credentials?
Analyze the LOGOS. Where do you find facts and evidence in the argument? Direct observation? Statistics? Interviews? Surveys?
Analyze the PATHOS. Des writer attempt to invoke an emotional response? Where do you find appeals to shared values?
Summarize and end with an example that typifies the argument. Strategy is to analyze the strategies used by the author.
Use any sources you ant and use MLA citation
NOTE: The article must be recent (January 2011 or thereafter). Please do not use an older article.
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Freidman, T. The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. 2009. Accessed March 5th, 2012 from: http://ussc.edu.au/people/thomas-friedman
Freidman, T. Egypt's Step Backwards. The New York Times, the Opinion Pages. 2012. Accessed March 5th, 2012 from: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/22/opinion/friedman-fayzas-last-dance.html