A Moveable Feast: 11th American Literature/Composition

11th American Literature/Composition Winter 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008: Responding to Thomas Paine August 18, 2008

Filed under: Unit 2 Revolutionary Period Unit — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 11:33 pm
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Tonight we read the excerpt from The Crisis, No.1. What techniques of persuasion did he use in this writing to convince his audience of his position?

  • Identify at least three devices he uses (hyperbole, imagery, allusion, analogy, rhetorical question) and provide an example of each one in our reading to argue his position; be sure to cite the page number of each example.
  • Do you feel his techniques are effective? Why or why not?
  • Do you think this piece of writing is as stirring or persuasive as the one we read by Patrick Henry last night? Why or why not?

Respond in a thoughtful and reflective paragraph of 10-12 sentences.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008: Responding to Thomas Paine January 31, 2008

Tonight we read the excerpt from The Crisis, No.1.  What techniques of persuasion did he use in this writing to convince his audience of his position? 

  • Identify at least three devices he uses (hyperbole, imagery, allusion, analogy, rhetorical question) and provide an example of each one in our reading to argue his position; be sure to cite the page number of each example.  
  • Do you feel his techniques are effective?  Why or why not? 
  •  Do you think this piece of writing is as stirring or persuasive as the one we read by Patrick Henry last night?  Why or why not?

Respond in a thoughtful and reflective paragraph of 10-12 sentences.