Evaluating the Effectiveness of Rhetorical Devices in Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience"
In this lesson plan, students will analyze an excerpt from Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” to determine how effectively the author uses rhetorical devices, specifically anaphora, aphorism, chiasmus, and rhetorical questions, to achieve his purpose. The lesson will also examine how Thoreau’s effort in writing this essay was a means of civic participation.
This resource uses a book that is on the Florida Department of Education's reading list. This book is not provided with this resource.