Discuss, \”Rhetorical Analysis of a Commentary\”

The CommentaryAnother genre we see as part of a campaign is the commentary or the op-ed (opposite the editorial) section. Commentaries are arguments in which writers share an educated opinion about an issue. Notice I used the adjective educated. Commentaries and op-eds are not simply rants or complaints. Writers of commentaries do their homework so they don’t end up looking like idiots who don’t know what they’re talking about. Also, commentaries are a genre in which voice plays a very strong role.In this assignment, you are invited to write an analysis of a written commentary related to your campaign topic or on a different topic. (Pick a campaign of your choice)ObjectivesTo develop your voiceTo develop your critical thinking skillsTo develop your skills and understanding of incorporating research in an AP-type fashionTo develop your paraphrasing skillsTo develop your understanding of the genreTo develop your understanding of contextTo develop your understanding of sentence fluencyTo develop your understanding and use of the dash in an effective and correct manner.The Detailsemploy Aristotle’s rhetorical appealsaddress the/an opposing argument and either rebut or concede to that argumentinclude a variety or support materials and sources to develop your pointreference your sources, use quotations when necessary, and summarize and paraphrase information when necessary. This is not an MLA research paper, so PLEASE DO NOT ADHERE TO MLA FORMAT, but please do remember to reference your sourcesthe most fun part of this assignment: your voice counts for a lot. Be sure to use your voice!Remember, you are making an inductive argument, so your claim will be at the end (if not last sentence, near the last sentence) of your piece.Expectations and SuggestionsRead commentaries, editorials, open letter, and op-eds—lots of them! We’ll read some in class, but you’ll need to read a lot more to help you get a good sense of how this genre works. And don’t just read online pieces read pieces that are published in newspapers and magazines–popular and trade–too.Research: do lots of it and as you’re doing it, take copious notes and paraphrase as you go. And don’t forget to note the bibliographic information because even though you will not be including parenthetical citations and a works cited page in this assignment, I will expect to see references to the sources from which you garnered your research.Your drafts will include the following:I. Introduction:A. Summary (SHORT!): a few sentencesB. Analysis of the Writer\’s Rhetorical Situation1. Speaker2. Context3. Audience4. Identify the claim/thesis and identify which type of claim it is (value, policy, fact)5. ExigenceC. Thesis statement: the main point of your piece (a rhetorical analysis)II. Body.Identify the elements of argument:1. Toulminian Analysisclaimsupportqualifierswarrantopposing argument (if the author does not address an opposing argument, be sure to write that. You don’t want me to think that you’ve overlooked this.)rebuttal or concession (Again, if the author does not address an opposing argument, there will be no rebuttal or concession, but be sure to tell your reader that. Remember, you want to project competence and credibility by showing me you can read and follow directions).Aristotelianethos: The speaker appeals to ethos by . . .pathos: The speaker appeals to pathos by . . .logos: The speaker appeals to logos by . . .Identify rhetorical elementsrhetorical modes used (Refer to the “Rhetorical Handbook”)organizational patterns used (identify the dominant organization patter and explain your reasoning. Identify a second organizational pattern and give an example. (Refer to the “Rhetorical Handbook”)rhetorical devices used (define at least two and give a specific example from the for both. Refer to the “Rhetorical Handbook” in the “Handouts” section of ulearn for more information about this as well as http://facstaff.bloomu.edu/jtomlins/rhetorical_devices.htm)sentence types (see https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/573/02/)punctuation (used for style and emphasis)III. ConclusionEvaluate the commentary for efficacy. Does it do its job? Are you influenced? Why or why not?Works Cited Page