The Rhetorical Man: Rhetorical Strategies in Taylor Swift's 'The Man'

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Spring 4-14-2021


My analysis revolves around the popular Taylor Swift song 'The Man,' written by Swift for her album Lover. The main message of the song is that women are held to a higher standard than men, and that men are praised for the same actions for which women are reviled. In the analysis, I analyze the use of logos, ethos, and pathos in Swift's lyric to identify the rhetorical appeals she uses in order to create a meaningful message that her audience can understand and identify with.


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