Reflections

The three rhetorical analysis method that we have discussed in class will immensely help us, the students, get bette at writing over the semester. Toulmin method, Rhetorical questions, and explicit/implicit/extended meaning are the three methods of analysis that we have covered so far. The toulmin method helps us create a good and string argument, no matter what kind of situation we are in, be it an article, a story or even every day life. we could benefit a lot by the toulmin method in scenarios like debating, controversial arguements, philosophical topics, or even as plain as ‘my word against yours’ situations. The rhetorical questions method enables us to analyze a certain piece of writing’s circumstances. It asks questions such as what the purpose of the work is, who might the intended audience be. The method basically makes it clear for us as to what the author wants to achieve by his work and why it was created. Lastly the explicit/implicit/extended meaning method makes it easy for us to explore the writing’s actual content. we see the obvious meaning and message, which every one should get, through the explicit level;surface level. However, in the implicit level we get to see whats beneath the surface, what is the actual message that the writer wants to get across. a message that is not so apparent and can only be found through this method of analysis.Finally the extended meaning is the part where we examine why the message in whole in relation the writing is so important. It helps us discover how this message as a whole relates to the the actual artifact.

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