The five elements of a rhetorical situation are the text, reader, author, constraints, and exigence. The text is basically the argument. Whether it is written on paper or seen on a projector, the text will have characteristics that can allow us to better analyze it. An audience consists only of those persons who are capable of being influenced by discourse and of being mediators of change. The audience, in this sense, is made up of those people who could be changed by your message and who could make changes because of it.The author is the one who wrote or developed the argument. By reading the text or argument, we can see the stances the author takes on the matter. We can also see his expertise and see his moral values. Constraintsare made up of persons, events, objects and relations that are parts of the situation because they have the power to constrain decision and action needed to modify the exigence.Constraints are tools that the speaker can use to help make changes.Exigenceis an imperfection
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