"Writing is a Social and Rhetorical Act?!" (NWWK 1.0)
Rhetoric is defined as,"the art of speaking or writing effectively to influence and audience... the study of writing or speaking as a means of communication or persuasion..."
"... writing can never be anything but a social and rhetorical act, connecting us to other people across time and space in an attempt to respond adequately to the needs of an audience." (Roozen 18.)
- Who is Margaret Sanger? Why is she a rebel?
- Let's take a look at Margaret Sanger's writing. The Story of Sadie Sachs
- Get into groups of 4. In your groups, I would like for you to answer the following questions.
- Who do you think was Sanger's the intended audience for the story of Sadie Sachs?
- What do you think motivated Sanger to share this story?
- How does Sanger's writing connecting us to other people across time and space?
- Is Sangerís piece persuasive? Why or why not?
- Open class discussion.
How does this source relate to the image you analyzed at the start of class? What connections do you see?