Rhetorical Analysis of Hidden Intellectualism by Gerald Graff

For this paper, I would like you to choose one of the three essays that I have posted in Week 3/Module 3:“Hidden Intellectualism” by Gerald Graff and rhetorically analyze it for its use of logos, ethos, pathos, and kairos. In the end, you want to reach a conclusion about how well the piece makes it argument. In order to do this, you need to decide on an audience. You can choose to use yourself, our class, or the audience for whom you believe the piece was intended. Remember that sometimes you can tell who the intended audience is by the appeals the writer uses most (friendly = pathos, hostile = logos, and neutral = ethos). Make sure that you explain how the writer’s use of classical persuasion would work for the audience you have chosen. Keep in mind that the text itself is your greatest source of evidence – use it!

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