Tips/Strategies for Rhetorical Analysis

Examples of student rhetorical analysis essays here:

  1. Example of a Rhetorical Analysis Essay: “I Have a Dream” (Macfarland)
  2. Rhetorical Analysis of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” (Ted Wilkenfeld)
  3. Rhetorical Analysis Essay (John Manfredonia)
  4. Rhetorical Analysis on “I Have a Dream” (Michael Hyun Jr.)

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Los Angeles River Essay

lariverWriting Prompt: Like the city that shares its name, the Los Angeles River has a very tortured and complicated history. One writer, Jenny Price, calls it an “outsize concrete sewer…most famous for being forgotten.” Write a persuasive essay about how the city of Los Angeles should handle the future of its river. Back up your argument with specific evidence. Include cited evidence from the Los Angeles Times articles and other online resources. Online resources:

Persuasive Essay


A very handy online graphic organizer, to help you organize/outline your ideas before writing:

Here are some quality academic websites to use when researching for your persuasive essay: