Hello, you fabulous Lang-ers! After this week, you have become skilled rhetorical analysis writers.
1. Your task for this short week is to go to http://Google.com/Doodles.
2. Scroll through the years and find one that you feel is one you could write about in-depth. You will be doing a mini-rhetorical analysis of this image.
3. Complete AP PARTS for the Google Doodle you have chosen in your journals (don't post your AP PARTS--this just helps you plan out your analysis).
4. Then, determine what its purpose/argument is. Finally, determine what rhetorical devices this image is utilizing and what they say about the purpose/argument.
5. In the comments function, link us to your image (drop the URL into your comment) and write a stylistic short rhetorical analysis of your Doodle.
6. Once you have posted your comment, you are not done. Come back to the blog to comment on someone else’s Google Doodle Rhetorical Analysis. Feel free to add something you spot that the original poster may have overlooked. A second pair of eyes is always better than just one.
If you are interested in what other people have said about Google Doodles, here is a cool article that someone compiled about a site's interpretation and opinion of the best ones Google has ever created.
Happy Google Doodling, and have a happy and safe fall break! Due: Sunday, September 20 at midnight!
After we have read and discussed Truman Capote's In Cold Blood in depth, choose one of the following to develop a cohesive rhetorical analysis response about the text.
1. Capote’s In Cold Blood has been referred to as a “nonfiction” novel. What rhetorical strategies does Capote use in order to make it read more like a novel than just a straightforward nonfiction text?
2. How does Capote employ ethos, pathos, or logos in order to persuade the reader? And of what is he trying to persuade the reader? Is he successful?
3. Consider Capote’s voice in the narrative. (What person is it written in? Is he objective or subjective?) How does the voice used affect the book as whole?
4. Which rhetorical devices does Capote employ in order to create suspense in a book that really shouldn’t be suspenseful?
5. What tones are employed throughout, and which rhetorical devices are used to establish these tones?
Post your cohesive response in the comments below. Once you have posted, please respond to at least one other person with your thoughts on their analysis.
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