Lexia: Undergraduate Journal in Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication


In a pair of articles composed in the satiric style of those appearing in The Onion, Matthew Callahan, writing for his WRTC 314: Writing in the Public Sphere class, plays with language to explore the power of rhetoric and its potential to alienate, humiliate and proselytize. His imagining of what could happen at the Thanksgiving dinner table when a child takes on the words of President Trump, and his insightful and humorous examination of Trump’s early cabinet picks entertains and unsettles.

Course Number

WRTC 314

Course Title

Writing in the Public Sphere

Semester enrolled




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