Literature of the American Revolution


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Described a voyage on the Middle Passage
Benjamin Franklin
Kept a list of virtues and a chart keeping track of them
Phillis Wheatley
Wrote a letter that said slaves' rights should be obvious
Patrick Henry
Uttered the famous line: "Give me liberty, or give me death."
Frederich Douglass
Famed 19th-century author and orator ,he was an eminent human rights leader in the anti-slavery movement and the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.
Thomas Jefferson
Wrote the Declaration of Independence; later became third president.
An appeal to the speaker's credibility/ethics
An appeal to emotion
An appeal to reason or logic
A spiritual "bottoming-out", descent from state of innocence or peace into recognition of status(slavery), and flight or redemption.
The following are a part of the frequent pattern found in slave narratives:
The slaves who jumped into the sea.
In The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Equiano mentions "many of the inhabitants of the deep" who were happier that he was. Who or what is he describing?
He believes he will be eaten or sacrificed.
What does Equiano think will happen when he is first brought on board the slave ship?
He was young and sick so he wasn't a threat.
Why wasn't Olaudah Equiano chained below the deck with the other slaves?
He is talking about how families were divided during auctions.
What does Equiano mean when he says his captors practiced "a new refinement in cruelty"?
Moral perfection
In Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography, what was Franklin trying to achieve?
Logical and orderly
In Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, the list of virtues that Franklin draws up suggests that he was what?
He thinks it is still worthwhile to try to become a better person.
Franklin writes in The Autobiography that he has led a long, happy life, even though he has not reached perfection. What conclusion can you draw from this information.
Perfection is not achievable, but it's worth trying.
What seems to be the theme of this excerpt of Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography?
Rhetorical question
Which rhetorical device does Henry use in the sentence: "Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle or liberty?"
"Give me liberty, or give me death" is an example of which rhetorical device?
It uses repetition to make sure the audience remembers an idea.
What is the rhetorical purpose of the following sentence: "We must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight!"
Charged words are usually used when a writer is employing which persuasive appeal?
"death, desolation, and tyranny"
Which phrase from the Declaration of Independence uses the most charged words?
King of England and world leaders
Who is the primary audience for the Declaration of Independence?
That some of those who cry for liberty in the revolution also have slaves.
What "strange absurdity" does Wheatley point out in her "Letter to Rev. Samson Occom"?
She supports his work, except for is absence and attitude toward women.
What can one infer about Adams's attitude toward her husband and his work?
She wants to see more freedom for women.
What does Adams request of her husband as he completes his work of the Revolution?

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