Analyze the use of rhetoric in a piece of digital writing composed by a prominent public figure of your choice (ex. an artist, journalist, politician, activist, singer, actor, chef, or scientist). First, briefly discuss the piece’s rhetorical situation (author, audience, context/setting, and purpose). Then, analyze in detail how the author uses rhetorical strategies (such as ethos, logos, and pathos). Are their rhetorical choices ultimately successful? Explain.
Choose a cultural issue that is currently relevant that you have a strong opinion about. Then, locate a visual object (such as a film, an advertisement, or an artwork) that presents an argument about the issue. Finally, compose an essay in which you make a case for why you believe the visual object is or is not successful in addressing the cultural issue.