finalreseach-bey(pdf) Essay Beyoncé Rhetoric

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Laryssa Harris
Prof. MGM
English 2089
May 1, 2015
Dangerously Loved:
Rhetorical Analysis on How The Media Can Influence Your Thinking
Beyoncé. “As a solo artist has sold over 15 millions albums in the US and over 75 million
record world wide (a further 60 million additionally with Destiny’s Child), making her one of the
 best-selling music artist of all time. In 2009 The Observer named her the artist of the decade and
Billboard named her the Top Female Artist and Top Radio Artist Of the decade,” (Wikipedia).
Beyoncé has been in the public eye 24/7 and has had the world watch her every move since the
time she was a teen star in Destiny’s Child. As a celebrity if ever there is a private situation that
has gone public, the public ill indeed have something to say about it. Given that ther
are multi-
 ple types rhetors who make discourse for a plethora of people, they each will manage to create a
discourse that can cause an audience to think a certain about the event.
On May 5, 2014 at the Met Gala there was an issue between Solange, Beyonce’s sister,
and Jay-Z, Beyonce’s husband. A week later discourse of video surveillance from the elevator
was leaked on TMZ, a t.v gossip show based out of Los Angeles. The tape shows the family in
an elevator, when suddenly Solange began to physically abuse rapper Jay-Z with punches and
kicks from her heels (TMZ released footage). Looking at TMZ rhetorically, they are a group of
rhetors representing TMZ as a specific group. The job of this group of rhetors is to provide the
latest news on anyone in the entertainment industry. While individually that would make them