Rebels and Rhetoric

  • Take out a sheet of paper.
  • "We write to think." (NWWK 1.1) Take a few minutes and analyze this image.
  • Who is the author/artist? Who is the artist trying to reach(potential audience) with this cartoon?
  • Why do you think the artist chose the title they did?
  • What is the message or argument made by the image? Is it convincing? Why or why not?
  • Turn to the person next you and share your analyses.
  • Open class discussion.

"Writing is a Social and Rhetorical Act?!" (NWWK 1.0)

  • 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 is the author? Who is the intended audience?
    • What values or assumptions does Sanger bring to the text?
    • When/where was the document written?
    • Why did the Sanger write this? What do you think motivated Sanger to share this story?
  • Open class discussion.

How does this source relate to the image you analyzed at the start of class? What connections do you see?