Option 4: Explication of Assigned Text

Write a 3-4 page, double-spaced essay in which you carefully explicate for your classmates one of the major texts assigned for this class. (A “major text” would be any of the 10 for which you were assigned a reading discussion post).

Focus specifically on this text’s theory of pathos (feeling/emotion/affect) and its significance to rhetorical theory and practice.