As we read two of the most important and powerful texts in the Revolutionary Period – Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Virginia Convention” and Thomas Jefferson’s “Declaration of Independence”, you will need to continue practicing your ability to analyze rhetoric clearly and efficiently through the SOAPSTone PLUS/Arch method. As we read through the texts together in class and discuss the use of rhetorical questions and extended metaphor, but sure to complete the following three assignments – these will be due on Monday, September 21st, but you will also need these notes for the Revolutionary unit test later this week.
- Be sure to complete the Arch Method Analysis for Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Virginia Convention”.
- Complete an analysis of Jefferson’s use of Ethos, Pathos and Logos in ‘The Declaration of Independence”.
- Write a one paragraph response on the similarities in tone, diction and syntax of these two texts.