How to Write a Rhetoric Essay

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There are basically two different types of rhetorical essays. One is an expression of your opinion on a text you read, such as a book or article. This is sometimes called a rhetorical analysis essay. A regular rhetorical essay can be about any subject, but provides a line of reasoning, a summary of the line of reasoning, an explanation and clarification of what you think it means and why. Structure of a Rhetorical Analysis Essay

A rhetorical analysis essay is different than a book report. In a book report, you may give some background on the author and give a summary of what the book was about. The author's viewpoints and your reaction to them are not usually part of the report. That's where a rhetorical analysis essay comes in and putting into your own words what a text meant to you can sometimes be difficult. Start with the author of the text and tell a little bit about that person and how you may feel toward the author. Then summarize what the text was about and whether you think the author expressed his ideas adequately and if not, why. Describe points about the text that the author could have made better or clearer. Use Definition for a Rhetorical Essay

* Start with an outline of the main points you want to make. * Structure your essay so that the reader knows what you will be talking about from the first sentence of the essay by defining what your subject is. For example if you are writing about the endangered polar bear, define what that might mean to society. * A rhetorical essay can be written on any subject, but you might want to pick topics that people are interested in reading about. Check the major networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter for hot topics. * Write a description about the subject you are going to make your argument or opinion on, then describe the argument or opinion you have on the subject. * Explain why you feel the way you do about the subject and summarize or clarify your opinion. Give strong...
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