Essay on The Discourse Of A Discourse Community

1442 Words Sep 27th, 2016 6 Pages
For the last few weeks our class has been discussing what it means to be a discourse community as well as what it means to be a part of one. I am writing this paper to impart upon the fellow students in our class, as well our professor that I not only understand the meaning on a discourse community but that I also have been a full-fledged member of one myself. To further verify the extent of my membership I also am able to show the ethos, logos, and pathos that I encountered while within my discourse community over the past year. The discourse community in which I was a part of was show choir, the varsity choir at my high school. It was my junior year in high school when I decided that I wanted to join and at the time I did not know how to join and decided that I should I ask director how to do so. When I left this community, I left with a new found knowledge that will forever stay within me and my love for the art behind music. I write this to inform you, my peers, on what goes into the performances that people sit, watch and enjoy. After reading my analysis, you should trust that I understand the fundamentals of rhetorical appeals and you will know one of the discourses that I was a member of.
In order for me to find what I needed to do to join show choir, I decided it would be best to ask my choir director what it would take. The criteria for show choir were as follows; the student must have the ability to sight read sheet music upon request, the student must have the…

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