Do not use words VERY or EXTREMELY!
To assist you in understanding how rhetors respond to rhetorical situations with stories full of characters, deeds, and settings
Music video: Tupac : Dear mama
Use a music video that conveys a story
Describe how the written, visual or lyrical story functions as a narrative guide to belief and behavior for its intended audience
Evaluate the rhetors success in persuading the audience to become an active participant in the creation of the story
Make sure you are using the theory to analyze the story and not just describing the plot.
Narrative criticism studies rhetors response to rhetorical situations through the creation of symbols that tell a story of characters, their deeds and the setting where deeds take place
Elements that form narrative consist characters, theme, plot, setting.
Talk about Main conflict and structure.
probable qualities (cohesion):
Is it consistent (make sense by itself)
Analysis of Narrative Form (5 points)
Characters + Setting = Plot
Theme (meaning of narrative)
Change of Fortune (Peripeteia)
Captures and holds audience attention
Creates identification between characters and audience
Stirs audience values
Forces audience out of their point of view
NARRATIVE AND REASON
Occurs in natural time line
Not obviously argumentative –
NEVER comment on the principle or message you want the audience to walk away with
Does the narrative spring from larger story?
Analyze Narrative Form
Identify the characters and what they represent
Identify the setting and what it represents
Sketch the plot pattern and identify the points of conflict
Explain how the characters, setting and plot reveal the theme
Analysis of Narrative Function (5 points)
Analyze Narrative Function
How does narrative energize the audience?
How does it create a sense of identification between characters, the narrator and the audience?
How does it transport the audience into a different place and time to obtain new perspective?
How does it tap into the basic values or needs of the audience to produce an emotional response?
Analysis of Form and Function Linkage (10 points)
Link Form & Function to Reveal Argument
What makes the story form choices compelling?
How does it fulfill the four narrative functions?
What makes the narrative credible for a particular audience?
Paper Style Guide
No names, page numbers or other headers or footers
Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1.5 spacing (no extra space between paragraphs)
1 margins all around with margins full justified
No very or extremely
Clear statement of purpose telling the reader where you are going
Artifact being analyzed
Reason for selecting
Research question not focused on individual artifact
Contribution to larger theory
Brief overview or summary plot, major arguments, situation, lyrics, etc.
Context place artifact in time and place
Describe Method of Analysis (Unit of Analysis = Rhetorical Theory/Method)
Procedures and assumptions
Appropriateness for research question
Results of analysis individual interpretation of artifact
Offer evidence for claims samples from artifact
Data leads to conclusions argue the relationship that exists between them
Summarize conclusions and interpretations in respect to research question
Comment on importance of findings for further research
APA or MLA reference style
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