The Art of Persuasion (Rhetoric in Mark Antony's Speech)

The Art of Persuasion (Rhetoric in Mark Antony's Speech)
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This activity requires students to identify examples of effective rhetoric in Mark Antony's famous "Friends, Romans, Countrymen" speech. Furthermore, students must explain WHY each example exemplifies effective rhetoric. In addition to the actual assignment, I have included Notes for the Teacher to explain each step, links to two interesting videos on rhetorical devices, and a PDF featuring many rhetorical devices defined. I use this assignment after students have read Mark Antony's funeral speech in Julius Caesar; however, it would work as an accompaniment to any lesson on rhetoric or persuasion.
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