Rhetorical Analysis Of Dialectical Actions Of Frederick Douglass

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Dialectical Journaling ( The focus of your final essay will be on rhetoric. These quotes and commentaries should be considered brainstorming. ) Quote & Citations Rhetorical Strategy (Refer to this list as needed.) Appeals to: (Highlight one) Commentary (3+ Objective sentences that explain how the rhetorical strategy identified is used and an analysis how that strategy appeals to the audience. ) “Mr. Covey succeeded in breaking me. I was broken in body, soul, and spirit. My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute” ( Douglass 62-63). Sentimental Appeals Pathos Logos Ethos In this section, sentimental appeals is shown because Frederick Douglass uses emotions to let us readers know how Covey brutally abused him. Mr.…show more content…
Exposure to physical, sexual, and emotional abuse: Frederick Douglass was exposed to physical, sexual, and emotional abuse in these two chapters. Not only does he witness this abuse, but he is now always receiving or getting these abuses. Douglass himself often gets whip and treated horribly. He often gets treated poorly, to the point where it makes it seem like he is going to die at that very moment. For example, Douglass states, “Just as I did that, one of their number gave me, with his heavy boot, a powerful kick in the left eye. My eyeball seemed to have burst. When they saw my eye closed, and badly swollen, they left me” (Douglass 85). Here, you can clearly see and get an image of how bad they treated him and got abused. This was very unfair and cruel for the carpenters to do. However, Douglass never gave up and he always tried to continue no matter how hurt he was! Also, we see the amount of abuse that Mr. Covey gave Douglass in chapter ten. Covey was the one who kept abusing him since he whip him many times causing many injuries where he would lose lots of
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