Objective: Evaluate prepared rhetorical analysis body paragraphs and write one on “You Are A Suspect”.
Homework: Dialectical journals (3-4) and pages 101-150.
Academic Vocabulary: Propaganda, rhetorical analysis
Do Now: Analyze the image on the board on a new page of your interactive notebook titled “body paragraphs and propaganda”.
- What does the image seem representative of?
- What colors do you see portrayed by this image that may be archetypal? What do they mean?
- Can you find an allusion to this in 1984?
- 1. Body paragraph notes (written by you)
v The two most common ways to format your body paragraphs are either chronologically (from the article’s start to finish) or by appeals (logos, ethos, pathos, audience, counterclaims).
v Every body paragraph should be structured as follows: Topic sentence (introduces the purpose of the paragraph), a brief discussion of the topic at hand, evidence followed by at least two sentences explaining it, another piece of evidence with explanation, and a closing/transitional sentence.
v If an argument is pathological, you should be looking for the author’s use of connotative diction, primarily in a negative way.
v If an argument is logical, it will always include facts, numbers, and other scholarly works.
- 2. Writing a body paragraph
Now that we have seen 3 different body paragraphs, we have a good idea of what creates a solid body paragraph. Use this time to create a piece of a body paragraph based upon “You are a Suspect”. The topic of this body paragraph will be “appeals to pathos”. Be ready to share.
- 3. Writing your own
Now, you will be writing your own, complete body paragraph following the steps below. The topic will be “audience”.
A. Identify publication source (publisher, website, organization, college)
B. Identify author’s intended audience–the likely readers of this publication
C. Describe how else we know–from the essay’s subject matter, argument, etc.–that this is the likely intended audience
D. Discuss why the author likely chose this audience and how you know this
E. Discuss who else might be included in the audience, why, and how you know this
F. Discuss who is likely excluded from the audience, why, and how you know this. * Note: Focus, though, on the primary intended audience above
- 4. Switching
Just as we did on Tuesday, we will be switching computers with one another to broaden our reading of rhetorical analysis body paragraphs. Answer the following two questions, just as you did on Tuesday:
- 1. What do you think is done well about these paragraphs?
- 2. What should be changed or added in this paragraph, and how can it be made stronger?
- 5. Propaganda
Read through the following article about how the Nazis used propaganda, and answer the questions that follow.
1. According to the article, what is propaganda and how it is successful?
2. What are the various mediums for propaganda? For example, posters, …
3. List 5 purposes that Nazi propaganda had. For example, to present Germany as a “defender of Western culture.”
4. Locate an example of Nazi or American propaganda and relate it to 1984, what similarities do you see in the poster?
5. Evaluate the purpose of the propaganda and the rhetorical choices that create meaning. Consider the visual imagery, diction, colors, etc.