American University Summary and Rhetorical Analysis Essay

The essay will analyze focus on identifying author/speaker, audiences, and persuasive appeals. Focusing

on a musical artist of your choice, your assignment begins with the analysis of the lyrics of at least two

complete songs, in depth, with particular attention to persuasive appeals (ethos, logos, pathos). You will

next analyze images corresponding to album/songs – specifically cover art or a concert poster

considering how the artist attempts to appeal to their audience. Students will develop a thesis about the

artist’s rhetorical choices quoting from the lyrics and citing details from the corresponding images.

Students will also study the artist’s official website (including images and words), identify the target

audience, and analyze the PR team’s construction of the artist’s public identity and use of persuasive


3 pages, typed, doubled-spaced, MLA format, Works Cited page (as the 4th page)

Part 1.) Summary and Rhetorical Analysis of lyrics of at least two songs (approximately 2 pages)

Part 2.) Rhetorical Analysis of images corresponding to album/songs – specifically cover art,

concert poster, public representation on website (approximately 1 page)

The artist is lana del rey i’m not allowed to change it

and the songs has been chosen by my professor

1. video games

2. born to die

please follow the rubric


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