The Souls Of Black Folk Rhetorical Analysis

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Black people were and may still be, misunderstood and mistreated by white people. It’s hard to think that a race would be excluded from society and frowned upon when it isn’t any different from other races because they are also human. Black people deserve a fair place in the world and a fair chance at life and freedom just like any other race. Black people are mistreated , according to W.E.B. Du Bois, author of “The Souls of Black Folk”. An example of this would be in paragraph 3; “The exchange was merry, till one girl, a tall newcomer, refused my card, -refused it peremptorily, with a glance.” The girl is implied, in context, to be white. She deliberately rejected W.E.B. Du Bois because is black. Another example would be in paragraph 5; “These …show more content…

Du Bois uses rhetorical devices to express/prove his point of view. An example of this would in paragraph 1; “O water, voice of my heart, crying in the sand,...” He uses symbolism to express meaning and empathy. He wants you to feel black people’s pain. Another example would be in paragraph 2; “...unasked question:…” He uses an oxymoron to prove his statement. It was needed in order to tell his statement. A final example would be in paragraph 3; “And yet, being a problem is strange experience,...” He uses an analogy to express the feeling of what he was trying to describe. He wants to draw you into his perspective. W.E.B. Du Bois wants to draw you into the perspective of how black people were …show more content…

Washington, author of ¨Atlanta Compromise Speech.¨ An example would be in paragraph 7; ¨The laws of changeless justice bind Oppressor with oppressed;...¨ Due to the laws not changing from injustice to justice, black people might have never stopped being oppressed. Another example would be in paragraph 9; “It is important and right that all privileges of the laws be ours,...¨ Even though white people have all privileges of the law, black people do not. A final example would be in paragraph; “This, couple with our material prosperity, will bring into our beloved South a new heaven and a new earth.¨ Even though they do not hate the South, the South hates them. Black people do not deserve to be mistreated by anyone, no one

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