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Rhetorical Analysis
Rhetorical analysis involves analysis of an art...
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early time. He writes “transfer mishap could accidentally, for an additional to the population” to
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important the debate on sex education is. “I received zero education at home” emphasizes on the need for
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Rhetorical analysis essay

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Rhetorical analysis essay

  1. 1. Surname 1 Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Date Rhetorical Analysis Rhetorical analysis involves analysis of an article, dissertation, or book. This essay seeks to analyze an article “More Sex, Anyone” by columnist Dick Cavette. It examines the subject and theme, purpose of the article, audience, persona, authoritative testimony, and analogy. In his article, Cavett opens up on the subject of sex education. He implies that sex education has been avoided in parents and teachers because of the assumption that discussion on sex should not exist. He explains that the world today is more informed on sex and the practice of sex before marriage is approved by majority of the people. He also includes the majority of people still preach and advocate abstinence yet it would be better to discuss on the issue of sex to enlighten more young people. He advocates more sex education in schools and homes. He explains the subject of sex before marriage by giving his own testimony and how failure to educate the youth on the matter of sex made them naïve. The purpose of the article is to educate people on the need for sex education. When he wrote an article of his school on the issue of sex “many readers wonder what took so long.” It shows that many people had wanted the issue of sex discussed but it always avoided. It shows how many people want discussion on the subject and education on the issue but it is less talked about in the media. Abstinence has been talked about in school and people are made to believe in it because they are told “failure to observe may lead to pregnancy and ruin education”. These words are used to show why sex education is important to young people. He employs the sarcastic words to show how believers of only sex before marriage have an assumption. He also wrote of a reader who had foregone sex in marriage yet “she did think additional sex experience would have been a good thing in her case,producing a more successful marriage.” The purpose is to show how sex education may lead to better marriages if people learn at an
  2. 2. Surname 2 early time. He writes “transfer mishap could accidentally, for an additional to the population” to emphasize how young people feared to have sex because it could lead to pregnancy. He also says “Had I wrecked my life” to show his fear of sex that it could lead to a destruction of his life if his girlfriend became pregnant. He also says “Hi folks. Meet Janie” to show his fears of having to travel home from college if his girlfriend fell pregnant. He also educates people by showing people how past ways of making people abstain ends up torturing them. He talks of “that “character” is built by biting the bullet and waiting” but “not one brick’s worth of character was built” to educate people to avoid weird ways of making people abstain. He also writes “considering the thinness of my sexual activity at the time, the odds against the calamity that haunted A.B. Cavette were somehow below zero” to show his lack of sex education and educate people on its need. “Sleep was fitful and sometimes impossible” is meant to educate his audience on the need for sex education on young people. The audience of the article is parents and school administrators. They are the people who deal with young people and need to educate them on matters of sex. He also wrote to them to avoid the assumption of abstinence by young people but educate young people on the subject. “I received zero sex education at home” shows that his parent did not talk about the subject and parents should educate their children on sex matters. He says of his fear that “to the danger of a wrecked school life and education from an unwanted pregnancy” to tell his audience on the need to conduct sex education. The persona is a columnist. He explains on the need for young people to be educated on the subject and how his lack of knowledge on the subject made his life tough. “My last column inspired number of thoughtful replies” shows that he has a column that is read by a high number of people. He also writes “glad that so many writers liked the column” to show that he engages with people through writing. He also says that “You made me laugh. You, “the reader” to show that there are people who reply to his readings. Cavett also uses authoritative testimony is his article. “Your mother asked your father how farthest he had gone with before-marriage girlfriend” to show a testimony of a reader emphasizing how
  3. 3. Surname 3 important the debate on sex education is. “I received zero education at home” emphasizes on the need for sex education by giving his testimony. “Had I done that? Had I wrecked my life?” shows his deep fear of ruining his life if his girlfriend became pregnant. Cavett has also applied analogy in his article. He quotes “one true church” to symbolize the Catholic Church that was ones believed to be the anointed church of God. This analogy is used to show the misconception of abstinence. He also uses “rhythm method” of “pseudo-contraception” to show abstinence as a way of avoiding pregnancy in marriages. He also writes “commanded to go without a drink of water when thirsty” to symbolize the talk that abstinence makes people have more character than those who do not abstain. In conclusion, the article by Cavette educates people on the need for sex education. Giving his testimony makes his article credible and educates people on the subject of sex education. A rhetorical analysis on the article proves that he successfully delivers his goal of informing people on the need for sex education

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