This lesson serves as a great introduction to AP Language students who are beginning to evaluate rhetorical devices, tropes, and schemes.
This pdf packet includes:
-the text of former President John F. Kennedy's 1961 Inaugural Address
-a worksheet identifying and analyzing tropes and schemes in the speech-- ANSWER KEY INCLUDED!
- a list of rhetorical devices in the speech categorized as either a trope or scheme (reference packet)
- a Quiz on tropes and schemes-- ANSWER KEY INCLUDED!
Worksheet includes a graphic organizer for visual students. The objective of the worksheet is to analyze specific quotes from the speech, identifying the rhetorical device, categorizing the device as either a trope or scheme, and describing the effect of this device. These analytical strategies reinforce the questions "What is said? How is it being said? What is the effect?" that all AP Language students should use when evaluating rhetoric in nonfiction. This assignment is great for collaborative partner work or individual work.
Quiz on tropes and schemes includes 20 matching questions rhetorical devices and definitions, and 10 questions identifying rhetorical devices as either a trope or scheme.
The packet is thorough and comprehensive in scope and accompanies The Language of Composition texbook (Shea, Scanlon, Aufses, first edition).
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, The Canterbury Tales
, and Fahrenheit 451
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