The exigence functions as the 'ongoing principle' of a situation; the situation develops around its 'controlling exigence' (p. But not every problem is a rhetorical exigence, Bitzer explained, An exigence which cannot be modified is not rhetorical; thus, whatever comes about of necessity and cannot be changed—death, winter, and some natural disasters, for instance—are exigences to be sure, but they are nonrhetorical. However, the aftermath of a hurricane pushes us in the direction of a rhetorical exigence.We would be dealing with a rhetorical exigence if we were trying to determine how best to respond to people who had lost their homes in a hurricane.Overall, 758 of 1,000 (75.8%) patients aged 3 months–10 years were up-to-date with the childhood diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTa P) doses.Receipt of Tdap was documented in 97 of 225 (43.1%) patients aged 11–12 years and in 466 of 604 (77.2%) patients aged 13–19 years.It provides an occasion, and thus a form, for making public our private versions of things."(Carolyn R. You may soon be required to accept mandatory education on the risks of vaccination exemption, with an emphasis on vaccination as a “community prevention tool,” before being allowed to opt your children out of vaccinations for “non-medical reasons,” according to an article in the “Non-medical reasons” is a way of saying personal choice or philosophical reasons.The situation can be addressed with rhetoric and can be resolved through human action."(Stephen M. Routledge, 2015)"Exigence must be located in the social world, neither in a private perception nor in material circumstance.It cannot be broken into two components without destroying it as a rhetorical and social phenomenon.
I have followed the vaccine debate for 3 decades, and chose to opt out of the whole cell pertussis vaccinations for my own children over 20 years ago because of safety issues.Further polarizing parents with increasingly restrictive laws will only keep parents from sending their kids to the doctor’s office.And if the consequence of choosing no vaccines is no school — well, increasing numbers will simply choose that option. "In every rhetorical situation," said Bitzer, "there will be at least one controlling exigence which functions as the organizing principle: it specifies the audience to be addressed and the change to be effected." In other words, says Cheryl Glenn, a rhetorical exigence is "a problem that can be resolved or changed by discourse (or language)... An exigence is rhetorical when it is capable of positive modification and when positive modification exigence.All successful rhetoric (whether verbal or visual) is an authentic response to an exigence, a real reason to send a message" (- "An exigence, [Lloyd] Bitzer (1968) asserted, is 'an imperfection marked by urgency; it is a defect, an obstacle, something waiting to be done, a thing which is other than it should be' (p. In other words, an exigence is a pressing problem in the world, something to which people must attend. Regardless of how hard we try, no amount of rhetoric or human effort can prevent or alter the path of a hurricane (at least with today's technology).It appears that very soon, at least in some states, parents will be required to listen to programming on the importance of vaccinations.