Reflective Essay On Rhetorical Devices

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Rheeet... situation? What is that? I have never heard this word as I was saying it to myself while I was reading the syllabus. From my understanding, rhetoric is a way to persuade your audience. There are six elements in a rhetorical situation such as purpose, audience, genre, stance, medium, and design. All writings must have a purpose. There are four primary purposes of writings such as to persuade, to inform, to entertain and to demonstrate something. While writing your essay, you must question yourself such as what do you want your audience to do, feel or think, and what are the best ways to achieve your purpose? Audience is also a big factor in all format of writings. A writer must know whom he/she want to reach, and how much do his/her audiences know about the topic he/she is writing about. The genre is one of the most important elements in writings. Genre could be anything. Essays, emails, notes, and speeches are …show more content…
I have never written a literacy narrative essay before. After researching for some time, I found out the literacy narrative is a way for someone to talk about their journey and experience of learning to read, speak, and/or write. So, I wrote about my experience with my accent. When I wrote my first draft, I totally ignored the rhetorical situation. I just wrote whatever came to my mind. I thought nobody would like my essay but I was wrong. My classmates loved my essay and they started talking about rhetorical situations to me. They told me my essay was targeting new immigrants and also people with an accent. They also told me the purpose of the essay was to entertain through my detailed experiences and what I did to overcome my obstacles. Although I wrote the essay, I was not thinking like my classmates. Peer reviews helped me a lot. They were my audience yet they were also giving me feedbacks that way I was able to fix anything I needed to fix before it was too

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