Timed Writing- Rhetorical Analysis
The first is point by point. Here, you determine the key points of comparison, and the organization is driven by these ideas. The second is subject by subject. Here, you analyze one piece of literature; then you do the same with the second. There are pros and cons to each one.
In a timed setting, it is easier to start with the subject by subject, but it is more difficult to sustain a parallel discussion of ideas in the second half of the paper. One does more thinking during the writing. In the point by point, more thinking is done earlier on, which means that students must be more patient in getting ideas on to the page. In a timed setting, this is more difficult to do.
What follows are two poems by World War I poets Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen. Read both of these poems carefully. Then, in a well organized essay, compare and/or contrast each author’s view of war, as well as the rhetorical strategies employed to convey that view.
Flares: Rockets sent up to light up areas to make the troops there visible targets.
***It is supposed to be a timed writing in 40 minutes so there is no given length, it is just what you are able to write in the allotted time (with a beginning, middle, and end of course)***