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Rhetorical Criticism – Final Reflective Blog Post

Having minor in professional writing and rhetoric, I had a clear concept of rhetoric going into this class. Since we started out by talking about the Neo-Aristotelian perspective, I was very comfortable because I had learned these concepts in other … Continue reading

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Post #8: Media-Centered Perspectives

I will analyze the TV series Full House through the media-centered perspective with a focus on the feminist perspective. Full House is a family-centered sit-com that ran from 1987-1995 with 8 seasons. The show is about Danny Tanner trying to … Continue reading

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Post #7: Feminist Perspective

I will analyze the movie Grease using the cultural feminist perspective. I know I can deep dive into this topic much more (and I most likely will because I want to do this for my essay #2), but these points … Continue reading

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Post #6: Neo-Marxist Perspective

I will use High School Musical for my Neo-Marxist Perspective. High School musical is a movie made 2006 about two high school students balancing extracurricular activities while trying to be involved in a musical showcase. The model of this movie … Continue reading

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Post #5: Symbolic Convergence Theory Perspective

I will be using the Symbolic Convergence Theory Perspective to analyze the TV show Friends. Friends is a show that details the lives of six friends living in New York. The show was created in 1994 and ran for 10 … Continue reading

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Post #4: Dramatist Perspective

Mulan Mulan is a Disney movie made in 1998 that follows the narrative of a young woman named Fa Mulan in China during the Han Dynasty. Mulan’s father is drafted into China’s army because the Fa family has no sons. … Continue reading

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Post #3: Narrative Perspective

I will be analyzing the music video for Rick Springfield’s song Jessie’s girl from a narrative perspective. “Jessie’s Girl” was released in 1981 and recorded by Rick Springfield, an Australian musician. This song is about the narrator having a crush … Continue reading

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Post #2: Neo-Aristotelian Analysis

The artifact I will be using for my Neo-Aristotelian analysis is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 Tony acceptance speech. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a composer, actor, songwriter, playwright, and activist who created and starred in two award-winning Broadway musicals, Hamilton and In the … Continue reading

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Post #1: Hello world!

Hello and welcome to my blog for rhetorical criticism of pop culture! My name is Sara Holdsworth. I am a junior English major with a minor in professional writing and rhetoric at Longwood University. The purpose of this blog is … Continue reading

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