T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍he speed with which political scandals, active shooters, an

T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍he speed with which political scandals, active shooters, and national tragedies occur, it can be easy for them to blur together in a haze of intensity. These instances can be so frequent that it is easy to ignore or become overwhelmed by them. Find a current event from this year (or the previous one, but no further) that quickly became a meme (or had one made about it) and exp‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍lain how it works. Then examine how the memeification of such events contribute to Bitzer’s Rhetorical Life Cycle? Is there an inherent devaluing of political or social value to something once it becomes a Halloween costume? Or are memes an effective strategy to virally spread the word about something that may go unnoticed? ******Include 1 scholarly source from JSTOR *****‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍*

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