Rhetorical Analysis of a Public Service Announcement (PSA)
AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE
Who is your audience? Write your essay for a reader who is an educated adult who is not as familiar with the text you are analyzing as you are.
What is your purpose? To summarize a public service announcement (PSA) and analyze how the PSA aims to achieve its purpose with the target audience through an appeal to either ethos, logos, or pathos.
Which PSA will you analyze? You will analyze one of the following PSAs;
Gun Safety: End Family Fire
How long should Essay 3 be? Essay 2 will be a minimum of four (4) paragraphs: an introductory paragraph, a summary paragraph, a thoroughly developed rhetorical analysis paragraph that follows the MEAL plan, and a concluding paragraph. Generally, an effective MEAL plan paragraph for a rhetorical analysis will be 400-500 words long. The introductory paragraph can be accomplished in 100-150 words, maybe more. The summary paragraph can be accomplished in 150-250 words, considering the length of the letter. And the concluding paragraph can be accomplished in around 100 words. This will make your essay length about 750-1000 words, but you may write more.
How should you format your essay? Use MLA format.