Try to cover the following concerns in the initial paragraphs: Many authors struggle with thesis statements or controlling ideas in regards to rhetorical analysis essays.
There may be a temptation to think that merely announcing the text as a rhetorical analysis is purpose enough. Clearly narrow the focus of what your essay will cover. Rhetorical analysis can also easily lead to making original arguments.
Second, from a rhetorical, as opposed to purely partisan perspective, it was noteworthy that early in the address President Trump advanced a potentially persuasive argument, though not applauded by those in the room.
Following a grocery list of all the alleged economic progress made since his election in 2016, Trump threatened Congress by declaring that the only things standing in the way of continued progress and peace are: “foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations.” For Americans tired of political stalemate and weary of the ongoing Russia investigation that does not directly and concretely impact their lives, this may resonate.
For example, if you are analyzing a photo essay on the web or in a booklet, a chronological treatment allows you to present your insights in the same order that a viewer of the document experiences those images.
It is likely that the images have been put in that order and juxtaposed for a reason, so this line of analysis can be easily integrated into the essay.
You can find tips elsewhere on the OWL on writing conclusions.
In short, however, you should restate your main ideas and explain why they are important; restate your thesis; and outline further research or work you believe should be completed to further your efforts.
Depending on the genre and size of the document under analysis, there are a number of logical ways to organize your body paragraphs. Which ever you choose, the goal of your body paragraphs is to present parts of the document, give an extended analysis of how that part functions, and suggest how the part ties into a larger point (your thesis statement or goal).
Chronological This is the most straight-forward approach, but it can also be effective if done for a reason (as opposed to not being able to think of another way).