Compare & Contrast: Rhetorical Analysis: How Does Popular Culture Stereotype You?

1) the impact and repercussion of perpetuating negative stereotypes;2) the consequence of marginalizing groups of people;3) the function of assimilation (volunteered or forced erasure of one’s self, one’s culture, and one’s community; and4) how debunking false identity markers leads to empowerment.Rather than focusing on each text separately, each body paragraph should focus on one point of connection between both texts. Put these texts into critical and creative conversation. Writers tend to respond to other writers; we “put things together” in order to construct new meaning. Academic writing does not exist in a vacuum; a piece of writing generates more writing. The conversation you create between these 2 texts should serve as a way for you to form your own argument. In “Thinking Rhetorically & Rhetorical Situations,” Kenneth Burke asserts that after you’ve established the conversation, you should begin developing your contribution to the conversation by “put[ting] in your oar.”

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