What you’ll get with this purchase:
- A 1,500 words essay on the rhetorical analysis of the climate change speech by Greta Thunberg.
ESSAY #1: RHETORICAL ANALYSIS OF A SPEECH – ETHOS, PATHOS, AND LOGOS
Throughout the semester, you will be working with an issue that concerns you and one that you want to see a change on. Picking a topic that you are interested in is key to having success on the essay assignments. Check Canvas announcements and Class Notes for information on various topics that may work well for the class.
In addition, it is fine to use a topic that perhaps could be considered cliché such as global warming or gun control, but remember that the topic needs to be viewed in the current time. In addition, if you choose to do something related to COVID, make sure to narrow down to one particular facet of the issue rather than taking on everything.
For Essay #1, you will find a speech advocating for the change that you wish to see on your topic. You may also find a speech that may offer a different perspective on the issue as well. The requirements for the speech are that it should have been given within the last 6 years. Speeches older than that are not best suited for this assignment, nor will they pass the assignment.
Characteristics of a Rhetorical Analysis
A successful rhetorical analysis will do the following:
- Accurately describe the text’s argument and main claim to provide context (i.e. determine rhetorical situation).
- Assert a clear and specific claim (one’s evaluation of the text’s effectiveness) early in the essay—usually the last sentence of the introduction.
- Consider both the text’s strengths and its weaknesses.
- Effectively deploy rhetorical vocabulary (ethos, pathos, logos) and knowledge into the analysis.
- Provide specific examples of rhetorical strategies and explanation of HOW they work, giving careful consideration to the intended audience.
- Effectively integrate quotations and concrete evidence from the text to support claims.
- Reinforce the claim and assert the significance of the analysis in the conclusion.
REQUIREMENTS: 1500-1600 words plus 500 word reflection, Works Cited page containing only 1 source (not included in word count), double-spaced, 12-pt font, page-numbers