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Summary Bitzer, Llyod. "The Rhetorical Situation ." Webcourses@UCF. Pennsylvania State University Press, n.d. Web. 31 Aug 2012. <https://webcourses.ucf.edu/webct/cobaltMainFra me.dowebct?appforward=/webct/urw/tp15275683 685121.lc15265839175131/startFrameSet.dowebct ?forward=studentCourseView.dowebct&lcid=15265 839175131>.

Analysis On the third page in section one, Bitzer makes a comment that , Virtually no utterance is fully intelligible unless meaning-context and utterance are understood; this is true of rhetorical and nonrhetorical discourse. This one comment within itself deserves an analysis because it is so powerful. In simpler terms it is saying that if no one can understand what you are saying, what you are saying doesnt matter because no one The text The Rhetorical Situation by Lloyd Bitzer knows how to respond to it. This is why language/ encompasses what he feels are the requirements in speech and cultural background are so important order for a piece to be considered to have when choosing an audience to write to. For rhetorical discourse. To begin, with Bitzer starts by example, If Bitzer classified The Rhetorical giving examples of different situations and the Situation as a childrens book for 7-10 year olds, response that the audience is intended to have. this piece would not be effective at all due to the Historical documents such as the Gettysburg fact that children of this age group have not Address and John F. Kennedys Inaugural Address learned information about rhetorical analysis yet. are used in order to show how the context in which Since Bitzer intended this text to be for college the rhetorician wrote those pieces fit properly with and graduate students it is more effective the response that was asked of its audience. because we can take this information and use it in Towards the middle of this text Bitzer then breaks order to change the way we think about the down what rhetorical discourse is and how a process of rhetorical analysis. Also, Bitzer talks rhetorical discourse may frequently go unanswered. about how rhetorical situations invite a fitting Something that helped me to better understand the response. This comment is just as impactful as the exigence was written on page 6. It was stated that first one because it helps for students to identify An exigence which cannot be modified is not that the context of a rhetorical discourse must be rhetorical. Also, I did not know that an exigence is synonymous or closely related to want is wanted not considered to be rhetorical unless it is capable to be changed by the audience. If I wrote an of positive modification. Bitzer later says that a article about how people should stop eating meat rhetorical situation specifies the audience to which and how meat is bad, but at the end of the article it is speaking to and that beliefs, traditions, and I ask for people to adopt a puppy, it then speech are some constraints of a rhetorical confuses the audience and makes my rhetorical situation. In the last paragraph Bitzer states that discourse become invalid in a way. rhetorical situations are ultimately created to persuade people. Although this reading was not as interesting as Carrolls reading, it gave me a better understanding of topics that were still unclear to me.