Rhetorical Techniques

Locate the central, main “thrust” or “claim” of one of the poems or stories from our course reader and then to proceed to analyze how this message is developed. This means underlining and emphasizing those key moments in the piece where it uses specific language to convey its point and convince its readership. Your own will similarly use its own language to convince us that you have paid close attention to those methods used in an act of linguistic persuasion