ap lang rhetorical analysis

informational materials

Close Reading

An explanation of the process for reading a document closely with a critical mind.

Introduction to Rhetoric

There are many facets of rhetoric that we will analyze. This document introduces the major categories.

The Rhetorical Appeals

A deeper look into the individual aspects and interdependence of ethos, pathos, and logos.

Introduction to Syntax

This document presents a very brief functional look at a major branch of linguistics.

Rhetorical Verbs and Tone Descriptors

This document presents a list of rhetorical verbs and tone descriptors. It is well titled.

Satirical Devices

This document presents a list of satirical devices. It, too, is well titled.

The Rhetorical Precis

A structured methodology that insures incorporation of subject, rhetor, purpose, audience, and your points of rhetorical analysis.

The Evidential Block (RA)

A structured methodology that insures incorporation of claim, evidence and analysis.

Anatomy: Rhetorical Analysis Essay Prompt

A breakdown of the component parts of the prompt.

A Road Map of the Rhetorical Analysis Essay

A document that provides options for approaching the AP style rhetorical analysis essay. Embrace or ignore as befits your writing style.