Rhetorical Analysis Essay

Make a plan of writing a rhetorical analysis essay. 

1. Choosing A Theme For Rhetorical Analysis Essay 

To write a rhetorical analysis essay, you have to choose a theme which is closely connected to your interests. For example, if you are engaged in child psychology, you may write a rhetorical analysis essay under the title “Not Only Is The Parent A Teacher For His / Her Child But The Child Is Also A Teacher For His / Her Parent'. 

2. Giving Some Examples From Your Own Experience 

If you choose the theme “Not Only Is The Parent A Teacher For His / Her Child But The Child Is Also A Teacher For His / Her Parent', you may remember your own childhood. Begin with the first part telling a story where your parents were your teachers. You can write something like this paragraph: “… 

My dad has taught me to make different things out of wood. I remember that in my childhood we used to create wooden plates and spoons, some furniture for my dolls, such as beds, tables and chairs. My father would shave the wood, and I would polish it. My mum has taught me to be a self-confident and self-reliant person. She would repeat me to do everything by myself…

' Thereafter, mention several instances of inverse situations. May be, you remember your own teaching the parents (or your strong desires to teach your mum and dad). 

3. Arguing Your Position 

To prove your opinion that children can also be teachers for their parents, you may write the following: “When the children are little, it`s not very difficult to teach them, because little boys and girls think their mum the cleverest person in the world and believe in everything they are told. But our children grow up very quickly; and five-year-old kids start to doubt in the received information. Parents continue to teach them, but their sons and daughters are no longer babies. Preschool-age children often have their own opinion, and it can be different from their parents` opinion'. 

4. Reading Some Literature Connected With Your Theme 

If you your topic is about parents and children, you can find enough literature about it. For example, a famous American folklorist Alan Dundes states that children have the great pleasure of correcting their parents. Furthermore, they create an illusion that their parents are wrong. Read the passage of his book “The Meaning of Folklore. The Analytical Essays of Alan Dundes'. 

The author gives an example where the child asks his parents: “What is black and white and red?' and they say: “A newspaper' (what is an old traditional answer to this riddle). However, the child corrects his parents composing new answers to this riddle like “a sunburned zebra', “an embarrassed zebra', “a zebra with measles', “a wounded nun' and so on. 

5. Making A Conclusion According To Your Own Experience And The Literature You Have Read 

Alan Dundes makes the conclusion that “ … when the parent has given the “wrong' answer, the child has the even more exquisite pleasure of correcting rather than merely informing the parent'. You may say that a child has a great potential to be a teacher for his / her parents. You also may rewrite you title in the end of your rhetorical analysis essay: ““Not Only Is The Parent A Teacher For His / Her Child But The Child Is Also A Teacher For His / Her Parent'.