2015 Rhetorical Analysis FRQ: Cesar Chavez

In order to best prepare for Writing Wednesday tomorrow, we will read and analyze Cesar Chavez’s article in response to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. In class today, we will complete a SOAPSTone analysis to build a framework for the rhetorical analysis essay. When responding to a rhetorical analysis prompt, be sure to thoroughly read the introduction and prompt the AP test provides:


On the tenth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., labor union organizer and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez published an article in the magazine of a religious organization devoted to helping those in need. Read the following excerpt from the article carefully. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze the rhetorical choices Chavez makes to develop his argument about nonviolent resistance.


Remember – everything goes back to tone and purpose!

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