- How can we describe Barber's tone? What words give evidence for this?
- Why does Barber use humor and sarcasm? How does the sarcastic "multiple-choice quiz" help make his argument?
- Why does Barber use anaphora, the repetition of "If we were serious," to make his point?
- What is the lasting take-away from this essay? The most powerful part of this piece?
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Finish discussing "America Skips School" by Benjamin Barber - focus on rhetoric today
Return timed essays and discuss pointers for Rhetorical Analysis - review FLTs and flow chart
Extra practice: 2012 Kennedy "steel" speech and sample essays
HW: Continue reading, annotating, and adding to your tree maps as you finish The Pact for Monday.