Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

"Civil Disobedience" - Henry David Thoreau

No description
by

Alexis Lopez

on 7 October 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of "Civil Disobedience" - Henry David Thoreau

Speaker
Henry David Thoreau
Context
1849: Mexican-American War
Slavery still exists
Rhetorical Devices
-Juxtaposition:
[11]"When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery... his own freedom by vote"
Theme
"Civil Disobedience" Rhetorical Analysis
Audience
Men of America
-slave owning men
Subject
-to abolish slavery
-reform and mend their broken government
Argument
Purpose
-slavery is immoral
-if you are not doing anything against slavery, then in reality you are helping the cause
-evoke a sense of responsibility in people
-to get people to abolish slavery
Justice is universal and applicable to any situation no matter your social status.
Imagery/analogy:
-[9]"If I have unjustly wrested a plank from a drowning man, I must restore it to him though I drown myself"
Irony:
-[10]"I quarrel not with far-off foes... and without whom the latter would be harmless"
Alliteration:
-[8]"All men recognize the right of revolution... when its tyranny and inefficiency are great and unendurable"
Satire:
-[10]"There are thousands who are
in opinion
opposed to slavery and to the war... and say they do not know what to do, and do nothing..."
Paradox/anaphora:
-[11]"Even voting
for the right
is
doing
nothing for it."
Full transcript