Like shown as an example at the end of Chapter 6, there are many parts to rhetorical analysis. In dissecting writing, the purpose of each piece is clearly understood, like connecting “article to personal experience to create an ethical appeal”(page 109). Parts like briefly overviewing the writing, the criticizing use of evidence and identifying the intended audience are all important pieces of rhetorical analysis. Analyzing the author's use of style to connect with the audience and how they arrive at their conclusion is imperative.
It’s important to be able to perform rhetorical analysis on pieces of writing so we can learn from them. Understanding different devices and techniques writers use will allow me as a writer to determine which method works as well when writing about different subjects. Understanding how the appeals of ethos, logos and pathos are used …show more content…
When we understand the purpose of an argument as well as the venue the creator is taking to persuade us, we can better discern fact from fiction and opinion from conclusion. Nobody can escape perspective, and bias will appear in almost every argument, so it is imperative that we can distinguish this so we can make better decisions and not allow others opinions to influences what should be choices based on truth.
Lastly, learning to perform rhetorical analysis could change my experience of the world because better understanding my environment and surrounding culture, the better I will be able to make decisions that would not only affect my life, but the lives of others. These decisions could range from whether or not to buy a certain car, to where to attend college, or how to spend my time and