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English 12/LIT 115
English 10 Honors: American Literature » The Declaration of Independence Rhetorical Analysis

The Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence Rhetorical Analysis
One of the most eloquent documents in world history

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Learning Goals


Students will demonstrate their understanding of:

·        how to divide texts into sections to analyze and ascertain the purpose of each section;

·        how to analyze arrangement – how form is related to function;

·        how authors consider audience when composing meaningful texts;

·        how to discern deductive and inductive reasoning;

·        how to transition effectively;

·        how authors meticulously employ diction;

·        how to recognize patterns in texts and determine the significance of them – how authors use parallel structures, anaphora, effectively;

·        how to define sentence structures – cumulative and periodic sentences;

·        how to use pronouns effectively and how to determine their antecedents;

·        how authors employ passive voice appropriately and effectively.


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