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December 15, 2017

Introduction

            The purpose of this study is to critically analyze the effects of memes and humor on political discourse with four candidates during the 2016 United States presidential election cycle. This study seeks to answer the research question: could humor and memes have played a role in the turnout of the 2016 presidential election through their creation of an unorthodox discursive environment amongst both presidential candidates and US citizens? The goal of this study is to uncover the capabilities of memes and their media power while potentially effecting a large system change, n...

December 20, 2016

A descriptive and textual analysis of Leo Tolstoy's "A Death of Ivan Ilyich"

December 20, 2016

A descriptive analysis/rhetorical criticism of Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique".

November 14, 2016

           The presidential race has unveiled the country’s voting differentials as they pertain to rural and urban county populations. Rural America is more apt to vote Republican, while urban America is more likely to vote Democrat. This comes as no surprise, as these positions have been the norm for several decades. The question arises, however, what exactly is the overwhelming difference between the two geographic locations that causes such a variance in voter appeal? With a focus on the current election, above all reasonable arguments, I believe the answer can be found in the distinct levels...

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