Digital Revision Log

I was actually really pleased with the digital version of my blog, so I didn't change much. Mostly, I went through what my classmates wrote down when I was doing my presentation and used those comments to shape the minimal changes I made. First of all, I changed the fact that I spoke to the …

Rhetoric, Reflections, and Readings: Looking Back on Senior Seminar

Starting this course, I had an idea of what rhetoric was, but not a comprehensive history of it. I knew pathos, logos, and ethos; and that was about it. Not how to apply it, not how to examine texts or movements or visual media with it. Pairing rhetoric with social and political movements is actually …

Women’s Rights In Visual Media Through the Years

Abstract Media has been an influential rhetorical apparatus for as long as it has been around. The advent of television as viewable media helped bring some matters to light that might not have been heard otherwise. Interactive websites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram have made getting involved in social issues like the #TimesUp movement easier …

Supplemental Experience #1: Black Feminism Panel Experience & Review

I felt a little strange sitting in this panel, mostly because I'm not black. It almost felt as though I was encroaching upon someone else's territory; as if I wasn't privy because I hadn't experienced the prejudice black women have felt tenfold over the years. That didn't mean that I didn't enjoy the experience, though, …

Opening Our Eyes to a Harsh World: My Experience at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights

I’d never been to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights museum before. In fact, I’d never even heard of it before taking the field trip there for our class. Going into it, I didn’t really have any expectations. I knew it would be an inspiring, eye-opening experience, and that’s exactly what it was. …

Comparing & Contrasting the Effectiveness of Sojourner Truth’s Personal Narrative with Angelina Grimké’s

Sojourner Truth was not born as Sojourner Truth. Her original name, when born in New York in 1797, was Isabella Bomfree. In 1827, having been a slave for thirty years, she ran away with her infant daughter, Sophia, to a nearby abolitionist family by the name of the Van Wageners. They bought her freedom, and …

Comparison in Rhetoric Between Douglass and Weld

Here is a presentation, as the title mentions, comparing two abolitionist works between Frederick Douglass and Theodore Weld. In this presentation, we focused on the rhetorical devices used by both authors and how it impacts the texts. The devices we focused most on, as in the ones that were shared by both abolitionists, are bdelygmia …

Rhetorically Analyzing Obama’s Peace Offering

In 2009, right after President Barack Obama was elected into office, he produced a three minute video that urged America and Iran to put aside their differences and come together in a peaceful way. If unable to watch/hear the video, read the transcript here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MDklneATBI During the holiday of Nowruz, Iran's New Year, Obama reached …