Post #4: Dramatistic Perspective

Due by the class period on Wednesday, February 12th

*Please respond to blogging prompts in a new posting on your own blog. Please enumerate and entitle all of your blog postings in line with the posting assignment number and title.

A Dramatistic Perspective is one of the three methods of rhetorical criticism you may choose to use in your Critical Essay #1. For this blog post, you will respond to the following prompts and conduct a brief dramatistic analysis. Please follow our class meetings and assigned readings on the steps for using a dramatistic perspective of analysis.

  1. For the artifact, you may locate any artifact that you could potentially analyze for your Critical Essay #1. This includes any of the artifacts you may have used for your previous blog postings. Ideally, the full transcript or a portion of your selected artifact should be available online so that you can include its link in your posting. If not, find another way to describe the artifact and include in your posting examples from the artifact’s content.
  2. Briefly describe the rhetorical situation of your artifact to inform your readers about its content.
  3. According to the discussion in our textbook, what is the goal of using a dramatistic perspective to analyze a text (an artifact)? How is it useful for analyzing an artifact? How does this goal apply to your selected artifact?
  4. Briefly examine (describe and interpret) your selected artifact through a dramatistic perspective, by supporting your analysis with descriptions, summaries, or quotations from the artifact content.
  5. Based on your analysis, make a few statements to evaluate the potential implications of your selected artifact.

Be ready to share your findings when prompted in class.

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