The Rhetorical Precis

Choose one of the critical analyses on King Lear that I handout out in class, "The Appearance-Reality Theme in King Lear" or "King Lear as Play of Divine Justice" and write a rhetorical precis.

Some handouts on how to do a rhetorical precis:

and a link a similar handout to this one that includes a verb bank

Excerpt from the article by Margaret K. Woodworth, in Rhetoric Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1988, "The Rhetorical Precis" which introduced the idea and practice:

Notes on Rhetorical Precis: