Analyzing a Text Rhetorically Definition of a Text
Analyzing a Text Rhetorically Definition of a Text A set of symbols that communicates or means something. A text can be
read and interpreted. From the Latin root, texere, meaning to weave Significant Texts in our Lives Can be Analyzed
Religious texts Political texts Legal texts News articles Advertisements Songs Poetry
Photography Personal experiences Dreams
Academic articles Memories Speeches Films Books Video games Performances Bodies
Clothes Textual Analysis What does the term analysis mean to you? Analysis
Breaking something down into its essential parts to understand how and why those
parts work together to accomplish something (what + how and why) Versus summary (what) Importance of structure Looking at the relationship between the parts Step 1: Breaking down into essential parts
Step 2: Determining how parts work together Step 3: Determining what is accomplished when parts work together Analysis Involves Interpretation
Analyze: To break something down into its essential parts to determine how those parts work together to accomplish something. We can all see the same parts of the same text working together in the same way, yet we each see
it accomplishing something different. Or perhaps we all see a text accomplishing the same thing, but see it doing so in different ways. There are no wrong or right interpretations of a text. Its a duck!
But there are supported and unsupported interpretations (quotations). Its a tractor! Its a bunny! Questions for Analysis Who is the author/speaker?
What is the purpose of writing? What is the occasion that gives rise to the writing? Who is the intended audience? What is the main argument? What does the nature of the communication reveal about the culture(s) that produced it? What overarching themes or ideas do you notice in the text?
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