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Rhetorical Analysis of the Music Video, “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish LINK: https:/

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Rhetorical Analysis of the Music Video, “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish
LINK: https://youtu.be/DyDfgMOUjCI
Perform a rhetorical analysis (ethos, pathos, and logos) on the music video. What makes the music video credible (ethos)? Is the band/artist credible? Is the director/production team credible? Are there other well-known musicians or celebrities in the video? What emotions (pathos) are shown/portrayed within the video? Do the lyrics match up well with the music video (logos)? Does it make sense? Why or why not? For logos, you could talk about what you might change if you were the director in order to reach a larger audience.
Criteria:
– Summarize the music video (keep the summary short; one or two well-developed paragraphs (10 sentences each) is usually long enough.)
– Explain what you think the video’s argument (message) is, and then—more importantly—how the video attempts to persuade or convince you, i.e. through ethos, pathos, or logos. What unspoken assumptions do you have to accept for the argument to prove valid? Does the author/band provide good backing or support? How so?
– Perform a sound rhetorical analysis of the music video.
– Use terms of analysis (i.e. rhetorical, logical, cultural, visual, or linguistic) to interpret a spoken/ visual media form
– Write an analytical thesis and support it with well-paragraphed details
– Reach a conclusion based on the application of the terms of analysis
– Use the proper level of citation throughout the essay

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