Domestic Violence

 Find an argument on the editorial page or op-ed page in a recent online news source. Analyze it rhetorically, using the principles discussed in Chapter 6. Show how it succeeds, fails, or does something else entirely. Perhaps you can show that the author is unusually successful in connecting with readers but then has nothing to say. Or perhaps you discover that the strong logical appeal is undercut by a contradictory emotional argument. Be sure that the analysis includes a summary of the original essay and basic publication information about it (its author, place of publication, and publisher). Consider, this suggested organization (your organization may vary): Introduction Paragraph – Interesting opening that introduces the topic, introduction of the title and author of the essay under analysis, broad statement of the work’s subject, brief description of its context (when and where it was published), a statement that encompasses your analysis—Make a claim about the work’s rhetorical effectiveness. Body Paragraph 1 (Summary) – details of content – topic sentence is a claim of the central argument of the article you are discussing that you then briefly summarize through its main points Body Paragraph 2 (Analysis of Context) – details of context (including information about the author, intended audience, and the larger conversation of which the essay is a part) – topic sentence is a claim that identifies the impact of context on the piece Body Paragraphs 3-5 and potentially more (Analysis of Text: how the argument works) – a detailed analysis of how the argument works – Although you will probably analyze rhetorical appeals separately, don’t let your analysis become a dull roster of emotional, ethical, and logical appeals. Your rhetorical analysis should be an argument itself that supports a claim. you will likely have multiple paragraphs here, for each point of your analysis Conclusion Paragraph (Reflection) – Connect your ideas, make a final evaluative statement about the work, and end with a consideration of alternative views to your own analysis. Work Cited – The final (and separate) page of your paper should be a correct MLA Work Cited page that lists the text under analysis; if you use any other resources, be sure to list those as well.