Rhetorical Devices In Washington And Dubois

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This is a story about two Authors responding back to with with each others thought about their situation or their point-of-view about how African Americans are, how they should be treated and how we should address the matter. What I will be discussing in this story is, what their thoughts are about the situation against Black Americans and White Americans and their thoughts are are between each other. First we will discuss Washington and Dubois point-of-views. Then we will look at both authors individual rhetorical devices and break down and comprehend what they're both trying to say. Then finally I will discuss if each individual authors writings were persuasive or was used in in a powerful manner.
First off we will be looking at Dubois and
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“And the heart shall be weary and wonder and cry like the sea, without avail, As the water all night long is crying to me.” (Dubois). Dubois is using an analogy he is comparing the sea to his tears a life long cry that is almost never ending. Next Dubois uses an allusion. ¨Years have passed away since then, -ten, twenty, fourty; years of National life, fourty years of renewal and development, and yet the swarthy spectre sits in its accustomed seat at the Nations feast.¨ (Dubois). He's saying for years the development of hate and/ or love of have grown over the years. Then finally Dubois says, ¨One death-grapple in the darkness ¨twivt old system and the Ward;¨ Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne;¨ (Dubois). He's saying that as long as someone who hates African American there will still be much death and that the wrong person will be in charge to run the country. So all together what Dubois is really trying to say as long as some who is white and hates African Americans that person will only cause many years of tears and…show more content…
So first off Washington says, “A ship lost at sea for many days suddenly sighted a friendly vessel. From the mat of the unfortunate vessel was seen a signal, “water, water; we die of thirst!” The answer from the friendly vessel was at once come back,”Cast down your bucket from where you are.”.”(Washington). Honestly it’s not really persuasive hes just giving an example about people should be like and not treat each other wrong. Then the next thing he says is, “Cast it down to the millions of Negros whose habits you know, who's fidelity and love you have tested in dys when to have proved treacherous meant the ruin of your fireside.” (Washington). Okay so i think this is both persuasive and powerful because he's saying how about you help the millions of African Americans that they have hurt, made suffer, or killed over the majority of the years. Now finally Washington says, “The laws of changeless justice bind Oppressor with oppressed; And close as sin and suffering joined We march to fate abreast…” (Washington). Again i think it's both powerful and persuasive because he's saying that the white people are making African Americans even more oppressed on top of their already oppression. So all together think he has some pretty good, persuasive and powerful thoughts in his rhetorical devices in his claims/
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