Course Journal

One of the most important things I learned about rhetoric this semester is its ability to influence, persuade, and inspire. In order to practice effective rhetoric, one must put time and care into planning every word, and to keep the three appeals, ethos, logos, and pathos in mind while doing so. It is important to analyze rhetoric because it allows us to understand a text at a deeper level and give more context to the situation being read about. For my journal entries, I broke down a variety of rhetorical artifacts including Rosie the Riveter and the ‘Nasty Woman’ movement.┬áBy completing a journal once a week and breaking down different rhetoric situations, I learned that there is more meaning to everything than initially meets the eye.