Below you will find a short overview of the main points in our analysis of Susan Hughes’ article “My seven-year-old son the boxer”.

In what follows, we will present the sender and the receiver, giving an overview of the communication situation. We will also discuss the context and setting.

We will also show you how the writer engages the reader through different techniques, such as open argumentation, rhetorical devices, forms of appeal, and language.

Lastly, we will discuss the writer’s intention of exploring reasons for and against letting her son pursue his interest in boxing, and connect this with the language tools she uses and the themes of the article.

You can read our full analysis of the article in what follows.