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Rhetorical AnalysisTaken/ paraphrasedfrom:http://rhetoric.byu.edu/pedagogy/rhetorical%20analysis%20heuristic.htm
 What occasion caused this to be  written? Is there a historical event linked to this  piece of rhetoric?
 How does he or she establish ethos  (personal credibility)? Does he/she come across as  knowledgeable? Unbiased? Does ...
 Who is the intended audience? What values does the audience hold  that the author or speaker appeals to? Who have been...
 To attack or defend? To exhort or dissuade from certain  action? To praise or blame? To teach, to delight, or to pers...
 Can you summarize the main idea? What are the principal lines of reasoning  or kinds of arguments used? What topics of...
 What is the structure of the  communication; how is it arranged? What oral or literary genre is it following? What fig...
 Does the form complement the  content?(structure purpose of rhetoric) What is the effect of the form? Does this aid or...
 For whom? Does the author/speaker effectively fit his/her  message to the circumstances, times, and  audience? Can you...
 What kinds of values or customs would the  people have that would produce this? How do the allusions, historical refere...
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  1. 1. Rhetorical AnalysisTaken/ paraphrasedfrom:http://rhetoric.byu.edu/pedagogy/rhetorical%20analysis%20heuristic.htm
  2. 2.  What occasion caused this to be written? Is there a historical event linked to this piece of rhetoric?
  3. 3.  How does he or she establish ethos (personal credibility)? Does he/she come across as knowledgeable? Unbiased? Does the speaker have authority?
  4. 4.  Who is the intended audience? What values does the audience hold that the author or speaker appeals to? Who have been or might be secondary audiences? If this is a work of fiction, what is the nature of the audience within the fiction?
  5. 5.  To attack or defend? To exhort or dissuade from certain action? To praise or blame? To teach, to delight, or to persuade?
  6. 6.  Can you summarize the main idea? What are the principal lines of reasoning or kinds of arguments used? What topics of invention are employed? How does the author or speaker appeal to reason (logos)? to emotion (pathos)?
  7. 7.  What is the structure of the communication; how is it arranged? What oral or literary genre is it following? What figures of speech (schemes and tropes) are used? What kind of style and tone is used and for what purpose?
  8. 8.  Does the form complement the content?(structure purpose of rhetoric) What is the effect of the form? Does this aid or hinder the effectiveness of the author’s intended purpose?
  9. 9.  For whom? Does the author/speaker effectively fit his/her message to the circumstances, times, and audience? Can you identify the responses of historical or contemporary audiences?
  10. 10.  What kinds of values or customs would the people have that would produce this? How do the allusions, historical references, or kinds of words used place this in a certain time and location?
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