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 add our discussion to your analysis worksheet. You will also need these notes for the Revolutionary unit test later this week.
Be sure to review the videos below from class today on Patrick Henry’s background, and the performance of his speech, if you were unable to get all of the notes:
For my ESOL students, click here for a copy of the speech with explanations in the margins.