Read and annotate "The Declaration of Independence" in the 50 Essays book.
Create a SOAPSTone chart
Answer the following (must use complete sentences and explain in 2-3 sentences):
What is the dominant rhetorical mode?
What rhetorical strategies does the speaker begin with? What function and effect do the strategies have on the audience?
What rhetorical strategies does the speaker continue with? What function and effect do the strategies have on the audience?
How does the speaker end the piece? Is he successful towards his purpose? Why or why not?
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“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows