Let's look at two examples of successful Rhetoricians at work
Both of these videos listed below offer you a video version of an analysis paper. Watch both videos to see how rhetorical analysis works. Notice how these students have chosen a topic they are passionate about--- their passion comes across without them having to label their passion. Notice also how both students have used digital cultures to present their ideas in a different way and make those ideas accessible to audiences larger than just their classmates and teacher in one class. We could also talk about the rhetoric of these students! Watch these videos to better understand how to do rhetorical analysis and to see what is digitally possible for your own texts and ideas.
Rhetorical Analysis of Animal Advocacy Media
This short film presents a rhetorical analysis of animal advocacy media. It focuses primarily on the analysis of three types of animal advocacy media: a blog, an advertisement, and a television commercial. The purpose of this project is to discuss and the rhetorical devices and appeals used in each of these media. It highlights the effectiveness of these appeals and strives to answer the following question: What role does rhetoric play in shaping our understanding of animal advocacy and related issues?
Rhetorical Analysis of Nike's Commercial Gain
This short film critically analyzes the ways that Nike manipulates sound and image to resurrect Tiger Woods's sell-ability. It uses rhetorical analysis to make a critique of the way the commercial itself works and Nike's motivation in creating it. While many camps will suggest that a rhetorical analysis should not include your own opinion, that will not be OUR model for doing rhetorical analysis. Notice how this rhetorician performs rhetorical analysis without losing sight of herself.