Rhetorical Analysis Abortion

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A Defense of Abortion Analysis Abortion has been one of the most debatable subjects in America. Abortion is defined, as removing the pregnancy from the womb, either by taking pills (medical abortion) which involves taking medicines to cause a miscarriage or by surgery (surgical abortion) where the pregnancy is removed from the womb. Most abortions can be provided on a day care basis which means you do not need to stay at a clinic overnight. Every year almost 12,000 teenagers have abortions. In the United States, abortion was practiced until the 1880s, by that time most states had banned the operation unless it was to save the life of a woman. When abortion was illegal the ability of a woman to obtain an abortion depended on her economic status,…show more content…
The analysis involves the use of the rhetorical triangle. Rhetoric is how humans communicate with and induce action in each other. Rhetoric can be understood in two ways: discursive, the act of inventing texts and Meta discursive, understanding how texts works. In order to use rhetoric in comprehending text, the rhetorical triangle is used to point out why the author used certain diction in the writing. The rhetorical triangle consists of 3 major parts: text, the communication act; rhetor, someone who is responsible for constructing the text and how others interpret it; and audience, the people reading the text. The context surrounds the rhetorical triangle helping to understand what is happening and why it is happening. The rhetor is someone who uses rhetoric in order to communicate with someone else. This person is responsible for constructing the text and the affect it will have on the audience. Writers use written language to present their arguments, opinions and thoughts to readers. It’s helpful to think of a rhetor as an artist, who is trying to communicate their work. When analyzing texts thinking about the rhetor allows consideration of what the rhetor is trying to accomplish in the text. The text is written in a format to communicate with the audience. Text depends on how the rhetor makes them when creating them, such as research or examples for a claim. Lastly, the audience is the persons reading the text. The audience gets to decide how to interpret the text and what to do with the arguments. The rhetorical triangle simultaneously reminds us of the complexities of communication while helping us to unravel and better understand those
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