Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps towards Rhetorical Analysis by Laura Bolin Carroll, talks about the fundamentals and daily use of rhetorical analysis.The author starts her essay by emphasizing on the way we judge and analyze things that profit from a personal point of view. We use rhetorical analysis on an ongoing basis, several times without knowing that we are analyzing it. Laura describes that there are three parts to understanding the context of rhetoric—requirement, audience, and constraints.

The author relates our own pursuit of judgemental perspective to the implications of rhetorical analysis , the way we use language through media and other pop culture adverts to persuade and use rhetorical such as pathos , logos, pathos to convey the use of persuasive writing and speech. When a new person comes in, we judge them by the way they dress, but sometimes, or most of the time, we’re wrong about the person we thought they were supposed to be. But it is rhetoric in the sense of her claim that we judge any new person who comes in. Rhetoric is a powerful collection of instruments that we regular writers can use and use to set our point, and a set of rituals that we perform in our daily lives.