“Rhetorical analysis involves the study of the way in which we attempt to persuade or influence in our discursive, textual and gestural practices. As such, it is an embodied practice, more than a mere mark on a page or sounds to be heard” (Edwards et al. 13).
Edwards, Richard, Katherine Nicoll, Nicky Solomon, and Robin Usher. “Chapter 2: Rhetorical Practices.” Rhetoric and Educational Discourse: Persuasive Texts? London: RoutledgeFalmer, 2004. Print. 13-28.