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ENGLISH 1301 PROF NOTES TO HELP YOU SUCCEED IN UNIT 3: RHETORICAL ANALYSIS

Dr. Stacia Dunn Campbell ©2021  NOTE: If you would like to print, A COPY OF THIS MATERIAL IS ATTACHED HERE as a file:  1301 PROJECT 3 notes RHETORICAL ANALYSIS.pdf   

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your complete assignment sheet is in the GREEN link below in Week 10 — don’t forget to study it closely. (It is a printable 2-page PDF file and includes STEPS and GRADING CRITERIA, length req, etc.) 

During Unit 3, we will be discussing how music can relay social justice messages. Our thematic content will come from music videos that express song lyrics that speak to social issues in America.  We will consider HOW artists relay PERSUASIVE messages through songs delivered with the added rhetorical content of a MUSIC VIDEO.  Students should work hard to study the lyrics (by printing and annotating them) as well the visual elements of the video (viewing several times and turning off the sound and taking notes on what is placed, what is seen, what appears how, and pacing of images).  Remember, you do not have to AGREE with the message being sent; your job is to ANALYZE it, which could include pointing out the biases in the artist’s perspective or choices in how the message was delivered.  YOU ARE ANALYZING, NOT EVALUATING.  To analyze means to “break apart” and to consider how the parts of something contribute to the whole.  Keep that goal in the forefront.

We will also be learning and applying key concepts from RHETORICAL & SOCIAL THEORY, including

Kairos, Ethos, Pathos, Logos, Standpoint Theory (positionality), agency/structure, and Stasis.

Be ready to learn!  Your learning objectives for this unit are to

1)    Learn key terminology from the field of rhetoric that will be useful in analyzing a text and its artist’s choices

2)    EXPERIENCE multimodal texts to stimulate critical thinking

3)    STUDY both visual and TEXTUAL (LYRICS) messages as an intellectual playground through the packaging of a music video and its song

4)    ANALYZE using the vocabulary and voice of an analyst

5)    APPLY REASONING to point out EVIDENCE of artists’ CHOICES and RHETORICAL STRATEGIES within a message

6)    WRITE college-level academic analysis using THIRD-PERSON POINT OF VIEW to engage a text

7)    BUILD WRITING SKILLS of expository analysis, grammar, revision, editing, and proofreading.

TEXT CHOICES (You must choose ONE of these for your rhetorical analysis paper)

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r6A2NexF88     “The Joke” by Brandi Carlile viewed in class 2/28

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAg3uMlNyHA   “Wings” by Macklemore x Ryan Lewis viewed in class 3/2

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY  “This is America” by Childish Gambino  viewed in class 3/7

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amwVyRH2B8A   “Ain’t No Reason” by Brett Dennen

5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MKm9TB9b6s  “We Americans” by The Avett Brothers

6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs4dR4YjGPg   “Making Do” by Lake Street Drive

7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClU3fctbGls    “What About Us” by P!nk

8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LI8X-GhFA8   “Get Along” by Kenny Chesney

9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Gf4-eT3w0   “How to Love” by Lil Wayne  viewed in class 3/7

10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeTu8xSGpEM  “Penthouse Floor” by John Legend featuring Chance the Rapper

11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl_GlPquElI&list=PLxuwp_b8zZ4WGo104UieCZ9bgFTXlijui   “War” by Residente (with subtitles in English)

12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqAJLh9wuZ0  “The Man” by Taylor Swift (nominated by Shaiza)

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