Tuesday, August 17, 2021: What am I doing today?

Good morning and thank you for being on your best behavior while Ms. Antonacci is out at a yearbook conference today! 🙂

Please see your assignments for the day below.

  1. Complete Lit. Term Tuesday, using the slides here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t79iNv8O7WUiVZy8mLgzkqDznq9Uqi1m/view?usp=sharing
  2. Get out your speech from yesterday (“The Danger of a Single Story” by Chimamanda Adichie), as well as your SOAPSTone chart.
  3. Grab a Rhetorical Devices chart from the black chair. Get out your green reference packet — it will help!
    • In the “How Device Helps Work Achieve Purpose” column, you are explaining why and how this rhetorical device works in this speech for this purpose. What is Adichie’s argument, and how does she get her point across? What are her methods and why does it work on this specific audience?
      • For example, you can analyze how she appeals to her audience using pathos, her use of repetition, antithesis, anecdotes, etc.
      • For your parenthetical citations, please write page numbers on your TED Talk transcript to use as a reference.
      • See my example below from our George Graham Vest reading (the case with the dog):
Rhetorical DeviceExample of Device from TextHow Device Helps Work Achieve its Purpose
Imagery (pathos)“[The dog] will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master’s side… He will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world” (Vest 1).Vest appeals to the audience’s emotions through his use of imagery in describing a dog’s loyalty. His use of imagery allows his audience, the members of the jury, to understand the abstract subject of a dog’s loyalty in a more visceral, emotional way. Furthermore, this supports his claim that dogs are more loyal than humans, as most humans likely woulld not “sleep on the cold ground” and “lick the wounds and sores” just to be “near his master’s side.”
Note my use of text evidence — the more specific uses you can find, the better to support your analysis!

4. Please complete both charts so that you are prepared for rhetorical analysis tomorrow. If you do not complete this in class, please complete this for homework.

**IF (and ONLY IF!) the teacher you are with is allowing his/her students to work collaboratively, you may do so as well. If their students are doing independent work, please respect their space and work quietly and independently.

If you finish early, please work on your AP Classroom assignment for the week!

I hope you all have a GREAT day — see you Wednesday! 🙂

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