Essay 1. Rhetorical Analysis: Explaining a Concept—Identity
it should be 1100 words minimum. Rhetoric is the study of how writers and speakers use words to influence an audience. A rhetorical analysis is an essay that breaks a work of non-fiction into parts and then explains how the parts work together to create a certain effect—whether to persuade, entertain or inform. A rhetorical analysis should explore the author’s goals, the techniques used, examples of those techniques, and the effectiveness of those techniques. When writing a rhetorical analysis, you are discussing how the author makes an argument and whether or not the approach used is successful. For this assignment, you will be reading the following essays found under Readings “Shooting an Elephant”. introduce the text “Shooting an Elephant” you are analyzing and provide a brief summary of the author’s intent. Then identify and describe how well the author achieves his or her objective. In our weekly Discussion Board quizzes, we have explored the topics of identity, self-identity, and stereotypes. You may bring elements of those discussions into your analysis of your chosen essay.
You must provide examples (specific textual references, paraphrases, and direct quotes) from the essay to support your claims.
Please note you are NOT agreeing or disagreeing with the author’s argument– ONLY analyzing it.
1.Read, Analyze, Discuss, & Evaluate a Text
2.Identify Arguments, Strategies, & Structures used in a Text
3.Complete the Entire Writing Process: Invention/Prewriting, Arrangement/Organization, Drafting/Revision, Editing/Proofreading, & Final Polished Paper
4.Create a Clear Thesis and Topic Sentences for Body Paragraphs
5.Compose an Essay in MLA Format
This is not a research paper. You should have one source on your Works Cited page and that is the essay you select to analyze.
–Your paper needs to be written in third person impersonal (The author claims…).
–NO first person (I, me, we, etc.) or second person (you, yours, etc.).
—No contractions in academic writing (can’t=cannot).
–The essay title should be in quotes (“Shooting an Elephant”).
–Refer to full title of the essay and the author’s full name in your introduction ONCE.
–In the rest of your essay ALWAYS refer to the author’s last name (Orwell asserts…). Note: If the -author has two last names you need to refer to them by both last names throughout your essay
I have attached below the “Shooting an Elephant” and the Prompt of the essay.