Rhetorical analysis


The purpose of the rhetorical analysis is to look at a piece of work as if you’ve never seen it before. Having a fresh set of eyes when looking at the paper implies that you are deeply scrutinizing every detail. The details, in fact, are rooted within each aspect of the paper, such as the author, narrator, intended audience, and overall message of the paper. The things that the reader takes from the rhetorical analysis and even the lessons learned are exactly why it is written. Lastly, not only do we learn the purpose of the paper, but we figure out what it means to us on a personal level because that is how we truly relate to things.  

Two World Travelers and a Sunny, Plant-Filled Manhattan Loft and Iggy Peck Architect were the two pieces of work I chose to focus on in order to do this rhetorical analysis. On one hand, the article, Two World Travelers and a Sunny, Plant-Filled Manhattan Loftdiscussed the purpose and importance of an apartment and the necessary steps on how to go about making it feel like the perfect home. This related to our course because it spoke about what to do to your apartment in the case of enhancing its interior design and this reminded me of what could be considered a remarkable or an ordinary building. On the other hand, I worked with Iggy Peck Architect which was an article about overcoming the adversity of becoming an architect because regardless of all the odds against him, the dream itself was motivation enough to reach his goal. This relates to our class because I see myself in that little boy. The mere fact that he was brave enough to not only be confident in his dream at a young age but to follow through and take the future he once imagined and turn it into a reality, is a true inspiration for me. This architecture class did exactly that for me; It not only propelled my love for architecture, but it showed me that anything is possible if you have a dream and a hard work ethic.  

The purpose of the article, Two World Travelers and a Sunny, Plant-Filled Manhattan Loftis to reach the intended audience of people who are looking to buy a home. My reasoning for saying this is the fact that it speaks not only the setbacks of buying a home but also how they will benefit from it. Another aspect they speak about is how a home can make you feel. Plants, for example, have the power to completely change the atmosphere of a room and change the way that the people feel. These small details have the capability to guide someone to purchase a home they will feel good in because all they want from it is to be happy. The author attempted to show the audience their love for where they live so that in return the audience will love their homes and the space that they are in. The overall message is that no matter the size, big or small, of your home, what is done with space is what truly matters.  

The audience that is being targeted in the articles is young couples who are looking to live in lower Manhattan. Making them feel comfortable with the process of looking for a home is the welcoming foundation that is set at the beginning of the book and this is what ultimately makes them want to continue reading. This welcoming feeling emphasizes the message that looking for a home may not be easy, but it isn’t something that has to be gone through alone. Just knowing that there are people willing to help you find a new home will open your mind to the endless possibilities. Finally, when you find the perfect home and see a vision of what you want to turn it into, you have the courage to go out there and accomplish it.  

Although this seems to be a children’s book because of the pictures and the small number of words on the page, it is not as childish as it should be. From the beginning to the end of the book the vocabulary used isn’t for children. For example, she uses the word, “Ignatius” which is an abnormal word to use for an average children’s book. The only aspect that can be seen to be used to catch a child’s eye is the fact that they are creating many things out of food and bare necessities. This book is, in all actuality, created for parents who are trying to teach their kids about architecture but have a hard time keeping them focused. The visuals of the book are broken down into ways that will catch a child’s attention but isn’t written for them to understand it. Children are normally visual learners and do well with things that attract their sense of sight.  

This book portrays the message that although the architecture is somewhat advanced and hard to understand, the essence of it can be grasped at a young age. The only difference here is the way they go about teaching it so that each individual person can absorb the knowledge the best they can. The tactic of using food, pictures, and other basic things is to open the box in which people view architecture (simply buildings) and have them see it in a different perspective. This gives them a chance to like architecture and have a new view of the essentials of it. The writer showed us that we can learn anything we want to learn at any age if we set our minds to it.