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4: Explanations and Significance- Developing Your Analysis

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    • 4.1: Explaining Your Perspective
      Introduce Kenneth Burke’s Pentad as a means for focusing on the essential aspects of the subject. Discuss how to provide background information for clarification and further analysis. Show how a consideration of audience helps to determine which explanations should be included and which ones can remain implied. Discuss how to expand explanations through comparison/contrast and personal experience.
    • 4.2: Considering the Broader Significance
      Discuss how to reveal the broader significance of the analysis—personal, cultural, and scholarly. Explain how to avoid clichés and broad declarative statements. Reveal heuristics that help us explore the significance.


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