Considering the Rhetorical Situation

      Whenever we write, whether it's email to a friend or a toast for a wedding, an English essay or a résumé, we face some kind of rhetorical situation. We have a PURPOSE, a certain AUDIENCE, a particular STANCE, a GENRE, and a MEDIUM to consider—and often as not a DESIGN. All are important elements that we need to think about carefully.

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AUDIENCE

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GENRE

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STANCE

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MEDIA/DESIGN

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