I have uploaded the article that this analysis is on.
The opening sentence of the rhetorical analysis identifies the author, the title, and the subject matter of the essay. The second sentence serves as a brief summary and as a subtle identification of the writer’s implied. The writer then moves quickly from this sentence on to his or her own thesis and includes two reasons in support of that thesis.
The body of the rhetorical analysis is composed of a couple of paragraphs, one that matches reason one and one that matches reason two and so on.
Each body paragraph begins with a transitional sentence—a sentence that looks back to the paragraph before it but also anticipates what is to come. The remainder of the paragraph is developed with several specific examples of contrasts from the essay, demonstrating the writer’s close attention to the essay under study. The final body paragraph leads to a reinforcing sentence that acts as a conclusion. This choice makes sense given the short length of the analysis.
1. The article has to be at the forefront of your discussion at all times.
2. Carefully review the checklist below, but note this: In your analysis, you will report on the rhetorical techniques the writer uses to support his or her thesis. Your job is not to mark the essay or article, not to write a review of the essay or article, just to analyze its rhetoric
3. Write a working thesis.
4. Create a Works Cited or References page and intext citations.
5. introduce the reading by identifying the author, the title, and the subject matter
6. put the title of the essay in quotation marks
7. include a summary of the article following your sentence of introduction
8. thesis is the last sentence of the first paragraph
9. include an essay map/preview statement with your thesis sentence
10. use third person point of view
11. each paragraph has to have a topic sentence, at least two supporting points, and a non-repetitive conclusion
12. use a transitional word, phrase or sentence at the beginning of each body paragraph
13. use transitional words and phrases as necessary to connect sentences within your paragraphs
14. include quotations from the article
15. in-text citation
16. create a suggestive, emphatic conclusion rather than one in which you unnecessarily repeat the main supporting points
17. make sure that no paragraph (excepting the conclusion) ends with a quotation
18. exploit all or most of the details in the essay that you have chosen to analyse.