You are off to a good start. Don′t forget to use citations from the text of the short story for support: paraphrasing and short quotations. The only source you should cite in the paper is the story, based on the model I provided in the rubric. Please be sure to review the rhetorical analysis rubric guidelines that I posted in an announcement this week. Also, see the tips in Resources, Writing Aids: first folder. Pay particular attention to the recommendations for discussing all seven of the rhetorical elements in your analysis. The thesis should read like this: By examining logos, pathos, and ethos (OR author, audience, topic/purpose) in the story, the reader can better understand the importance of the rhetorical elements of a short story. Make sure to link logos, pathos, and ethos to author, audience, and purpose/topic. I provide some examples of how to do that. Make sure that you have thoroughly reviewed my “Topics and Writing Suggestions for 112 Themed Works of Literature,” located in the Resources, Writing Aids, first folder. You can always link pathos (values) to the theme of the work, and you can always link logos to any literary element pattern used in the story to help support the theme. And ethos is always part of the credibility/reliability of the author and the narrator (especially a first-person narrator).