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Post  lmtiefenbrunn on Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:00 pm

CONSIDER THE TERMS “RHETORICAL SITUATION” AND “RHETORICAL ANALYSIS” HOW WOULD YOU EXPLAIN THEM TO A FRIEND? WHEN YOU WRITE ONLINE DO YOU THINK YOU APPEAL MOST TO PATHOS, LOGOS, OR ETHOS?



“Rhetorical Analysis” is analyzing the reading and trying to see from both perspectives of a paper. I am referring to the writer and the audience as the two sides. If I was the writer I would ask myself questions. What do I want to benefit from writing this piece? What is the age and attitude of my audience? There are so many factors when writing a paper, and the audience is a huge portion of this as well. You have to have lots of background knowledge on who you are speaking too. “Rhetorical Situation” is how you present your information to the audience. After reading Chapter 3 “Rhetorical Situation” it taught me how can you present your information and get it across to the audience. I really enjoyed how the reading explained for certain situations you may email someone or write them a letter depending on the situation and the relation to the person. This was neat because they are both forms of writing one is just more personal compared to the other.

When I write online I feel like I would do best relating to my audience using the Logos method. I say this because the other two options would be very hard for me to do. Ethos refers to credibility and being well known. To me this method means that people know that they should trust your work and trust you. This would be hard for me to do with an online writing because I have never published an online writing before. Nor am I well known where people should naturally know and trust me. Pathos, the other method is connecting with your audience on an emotional level. This would be difficult to do because it is easiest to connect with people emotionally when you have felt that way emotionally. It is hard to see from others points of views when you have never felt that way. You can only relate too what you have already felt. This brought me to my decision of Logos. This method would be easiest for me to use to relate to my audience. Logos means having good information, reasoning, and explanations. Meaning if no one knew anything credible about my writing or had known any of my past experiences, they would still trust my writing. They would do this because my information seemed valid and reliable with additional information explaining the original context.

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Post  lmtiefenbrunn on Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:43 am

HOW DO I FEEL BEAUTIFUL

This blog represents itself by talking about the meaning of true beauty. It isn’t the way I look or dress or the way others view me. Self image is a struggle daily for both men and women. What we do not realize is that God made us perfectly in his image. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” This blog really pinpoints the fact that we need to turn to the creator who made us and look to him for fulfillment. Things on this earth will never give us the same fulfillment that He can. “He must increase and we must decrease.” This verse means that we must make him bigger in our lives and that everything else will fall into place.

The target audience of this blog is women of all ages. However, it is suitable for both men and women. “If we as women want to have the confidence that we are always seeking and overcome self-esteem issues, then we need to turn our focus onto the man who thought we were worthy enough to die for before we were even born.” This statement shows that the writer is talking about women as a whole. The word beautiful is used repetitively throughout the reading. Generally, beautiful is a word used to describe women in the physical sense. In this blog it talks about a room full of women and how they feel and their insecurities. It is easier for women to relate with other women on the same topics. All of these different examples represent that the text is geared more towards women.

This particular blog does not have comments underneath of the blog. They do have many other blogs on their website that have other comments written. I believe the audience of the blog is mainly women. Women that are looking for answers in a biblical way. The audience communicates by telling the blogger how much the blog benefited them and how it affected their lives. I believe the audience is a group of positive encouraging women who sometimes need answers and are trying to develop a closer relationship with God. I personally like reading these devotionals and blogs because they are uplifting and pinpoint certain bible verses that are encouraging.

The webcomic works with its audience by being vulnerable and sharing real life experiences. They talk about all of the awesome ways that God is constantly working in their lives as well as others. People often feel sometimes that they are not enough and cannot measure up to a certain standard. These blogs really confirm the true purpose of life and the plan God has for you. I believe the blog works with its audience by consistently being uplifting and positive. This definitely makes the readers want to come back and read more.

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