English Assignment for Jan. 22, 2013

From the McDougal Littell American Literature Textbook:

  • Discuss T. Paine’s “The Crisis”

Then watch President Barack Obama’s Inaguration 2013 speech (here is the transcript of it)

  • [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zncqb-n3zMo?wmode=transparent]

After the video, complete the following paper, which will be due Thursday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the beginning of the hour:

  • 2-3 pages 
  • double-spaced
  • 12-point font 
  • Discuss the following
    • the rhetorical devices used
    • argument components
    • persuasive techniques used
    • the persuasive nature of the speech
    • if it was effective or not
    • how it made you feel
  • NOTE: This is not a paper to discuss if you agree with POTUS or not. Politics are not the point. The persausive elements of this speech are the focus.