Below you will see two perspectives on what America should be, what it could be, and what it is. On your own, sketch out a Precis that isolates the different parts of the reading, then,
. . . in a well constructed OCI Paragraph, compare the two selections to purpose and style. Consider such elements as diction, organization, syntax, rhetorical strategies. and appeals of the articles, and write in a dialectical tone using ethos in your argument.*
Before you do this, read Exercise 2 of Device 19 (Metabasis) and incorporate this device as you move from one topic to the next –CAPITALIZE the portion in your paragraph that uses the device.
- Reading 1 – Patrick Henry
- Reading 2 – Occupy Wall Street
* This question is not asking you to take a side. It wants you to evaluate the language, which requires that you use description, classification, and example