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Rhetorical Criticism – Final Reflective Blog Post

English 301: Rhetorical Criticism was my second course in my Rhetoric and Professional Writing concentration, following my Technical Writing class with Dr. Lettner-Rust. So, going into this class I did not have much background knowledge on rhetoric except for the … Continue reading

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Post #8: Media-Centered Perspective of The Office

The Rhetorical Situation The Office is an American television series that was filmed from 2005 to 2013 in a mockumentary style to simulate a real documentary of what life is like at an office. The series focuses on the relationship … Continue reading

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Post #7: The Feminist Perspective

The Rhetorical Situation The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic-comedy set in the ’80s starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. In the movie, Sandler plays Robbie Hart, a wedding singer who’s fiance breaks off their engagement at their wedding ceremony. … Continue reading

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Post# 6: A Neo-Marxist Analysis of Dexter

The Rhetorical Situation Dexter is a television series categorized as a crime drama that stars Michael C. Hall. Dexter Morgan, the main character of the show, is a sociopathic serial killer who learns to act normal in order to hide … Continue reading

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Post #5: A Fantasy Theme Analysis of “More Cowbell”

Rhetorical Situation The Saturday Night Live skit “More Cowbell” originally aired on April 8, 2000, and has since left its mark on many Americans who continue to use the famous line that the skit is named after, “More Cowbell”. It … Continue reading

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Post #4: A Dramatistic Analysis of You Season 1

  The Rhetorical Situation and Plot Summary The 2018 Netflix Original tv show You is based on a novel with the same title by Caroline Kepnes which was originally published in 2014. The show takes place in modern-day New York City (2018), … Continue reading

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Post #3: Narrative Analysis of Disney’s Mulan

Mulan is a 1998 animated film by Disney that was made to retell the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. In the legend as well as in the movie, Mulan takes her father’s place in the army and saves China from Shun … Continue reading

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Post #2: Neo-Aristotelian Analysis

In an opening speech of a Senate hearing on February 15, 2017, Ashton Kutcher testifies on the importance of the work his company, Thorn, is doing to fight the enslavement and sex trafficking of children. The exigence of this speech … Continue reading

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Post #1: About the Author

Hello, my name is Amber Thomas and I am a sophomore English major with a concentration in Rhetoric and Professional Writing at Longwood University. The purpose of this blog is to create an online portfolio of some of my rhetorical … Continue reading

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