Rhetorical Setting Essay

Rhetorical Mode

RhetoricalВ Mode: В NarrationВ

1 . В В В DouglassВ hadВ toВ quietlyВ obtainВ itemsВ toВ readВ andВ payВ kidsВ withВ breadВ forВ themВ toВ teachВ himВ howВ toВ read. В HeВ tookВ hisВ master'sВ copybookВ andВ copiedВ byВ handВ hisВ wordsВ exactly. В HeВ alsoВ usedВ Webster'sВ spellingВ bookВ toВ copyВ letters. В HeВ wasВ forcedВ toВ useВ theseВ meansВ ofВ learningВ becauseВ hisВ masterВ andВ mistressВ didВ notВ allowВ himВ toВ becomeВ educated. В 2 . SlaveryВ wasВ dangerousВ forВ theВ mistressВ ofВ theВ houseВ because, В atВ first, В sheВ attemptedВ toВ haveВ relationsВ similarВ toВ friendshipВ withВ Douglass. В SheВ thenВ realizedВ thatВ aВ slaveВ­master/mistressВ relationshipВ wasВ expectedВ toВ beВ distantВ butВ firm. В OnceВ sheВ realizedВ this, В theВ mistressВ becameВ anВ angry, В bitterВ womanВ whoВ wasВ harshВ withВ Douglass. В SheВ wasВ noВ longerВ the, В " pious, В warm, В tenderВ­heartedВ woman, ” thatВ sheВ hadВ beenВ priorВ toВ slaveВ title. В

three or more. TheВ mainВ purposeВ ofВ Douglass'В narrativeВ isВ toВ explainВ hisВ strugglesВ associatedВ becomingВ anВ educatedВ manВ whileВ simultaneouslyВ beingВ heldВ inВ slavery. В No, В youВ cannotВ directlyВ pointВ toВ hisВ thesisВ statement, В itВ isВ heldВ withinВ theВ workВ asВ aВ whole. В some. TheВ mistress', В " tenderВ heartВ becameВ stone, ” afterВ sheВ stoppedВ teachingВ Douglass. В HeВ alsoВ noticedВ thatВ afterВ ceasingВ toВ educateВ himВ sheВ gainedВ a, В " tigerВ­likeВ fierceness. ” InВ orderВ toВ beВ taught, В heВ broughtВ breadВ toВ whiteВ childrenВ soВ thatВ theyВ wouldВ teachВ him, В heВ referredВ toВ themВ as, В " hungryВ littleВ urchins. ” DouglassВ usesВ metaphorsВ andВ similesВ toВ betterВ describeВ peopleВ andВ situations. В

5. ByВ usingВ formalВ tone, В DouglassВ successfullyВ conveysВ toВ hisВ audienceВ thatВ heВ notВ onlyВ learnedВ toВ write, В butВ learnedВ toВ writeВ well. В ItВ alsoВ provesВ thatВ heВ hasВ becomeВ aВ wellВ­educatedВ man. В

6. DouglassВ skipsВ overВ theВ periodВ fromВ enteringВ slaveryВ toВ whenВ heВ wasВ aboutВ 12В yearsВ oldВ andВ realizingВ thatВ heВ mightВ beВ heldВ captiveВ forВ allВ ofВ hisВ life. В HeВ doesВ thisВ becauseВ everythingВ thatВ happenedВ inВ thatВ timeВ periodВ wasВ horrificВ andВ wasВ notВ directlyВ aboutВ hisВ...